Sunday, 22 December 2013

Billboard Advert - I Need a Kidney

When you need a transplant, things can get a bit desperate after a long wait with no sign of success. so one couple decided to take a bold step and advertise for a donor.

Sharon Nelson, 73, had been on the waiting list for quite some time when she and her husband James decided to rent a billboard on the Interstate 70. After that James went out, climbed up a ladder and painted the problem in rather large letters.

A nurse at their clinic said she knew a Milwaukee man who had found a donor for himself after renting a billboard. So they decided to give it a try.

Hopefully they will find someone. Until the right donor comes through it's just a matter of waiting, so she and husband can move on with their lives, Nelson said.

According to the National Kidney Foundation, over 96,000 people in the United States are waiting for a kidney transplant.

Original article can be seen here.