Medway Woman Seeks Lifesaving Kidney Transplant

Shirley Rossi-Roy’s best chance for survival is a living kidney donor. Maybe you can help.
Issue Date: 
November, 2018
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She hesitated to come forward, but Shirley Rossi-Roy, a Medway Mom who’s lived in the town since 2003 with her son, Rob, is taking a chance. She’s hoping to find a living kidney donor to give her a chance at life, one that’s currently being threatened by End Stage Renal Disease, a result of Polysistic Kidney Disease.
In an empassioned plea for help on Facebook, Rossi and her son, Rob Roy, whom she raised as a widowed single mother, each reached out to the Friends of Medway page.
Shirley began, “I am no one special, I have loved, worked hard and endured. My name is Shirley and I need a Kidney. I have Polysistic Kidney Disease or PKD. My best hope for survival is a living donor. I am O+ blood, but this does not negate other types from donating…”
According to the National Kidney Foundation, over 3,000 new patients are added to the kidney waiting list each month, and 13 people a day die while waiting for the life-saving procedure. The median wait time for an individual’s first kidney transplant is 3.6 years.
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