Longtime educator in dire need of a kidney donor
Tue, 2016-08-30 21:59 News Staff
What a blessing this would be
By G. Romero Wendorf
Kidneys are one of those organs that people seem to take for granted. After all, unlike a heart or a liver or a colon, we actually have two of them. But when both aren’t working properly, as is the case with longtime PSJA educator Michael Watts, their life becomes one of agony as they’re stuck to a dialysis machine three days a week for three-and-a-half hours at a stretch.
In the case of Watts, this has been his life for the past 10 years.
But he’s really not complaining. Some patients in need of a kidney have it even worse than he does.
“There’s one gentleman that’s been there (at the dialysis center) who, I believe, has been going there for almost 30 years for treatments.”
Talking to him, it’s easy to tell that he’s a gentle soul not used to asking favors from strangers. But he says he has reached the point of going public with his story, hoping that one kind person exists who has a kidney that will match his blood and tissue type, and be willing to donate theirs to