A Virginia Beach mom is running out of time and took to social media to help her sick son.
Cory Clabon’s mother Jessica Josephine is hoping that she’ll be able to see her son grow up, so she’s willing to do everything she can to save his life even if it means going to Facebook.
Josephine told WTKR that Clabon was born with sickle cell disease and he was diagnosed with a rare kidney disorder at 3 years old. He’s 12 now, but his kidneys are functioning at less than 50 percent.
Receiving a new kidney between the next six to 12 months is the boy’s last fighting chance before going on dialysis.
Josephine wrote on Facebook:
This is my only son. He is 12 yrs old and in need of a kidney transplant. As a mother you want to fix all your child’s aches and ailments and make them better. I’ve realized that I can’t do this alone. It’s still very hard for me to even talk about.
I just want the best for him. I’m thankful for all the support thus far. As of today we still have not found a donor, so I’m asking if you can share via word of mouth, social media, however. We are staying positive and trusting the process will work in his favor. Thanks in advance!
It’s been one week since the mother posted information about becoming a kidney donor for her son. She says complete strangers are giving her hope during her son’s medical crisis.
“People are re-posting it and sharing it. It’s overwhelming and I was just crying because I know one of these people have to be his match. I have been praying and praying and asking to send or make something happen because I was starting to feel like I can’t do this by myself.”
Anyone with Type O blood — positive or negative — who lives in the Virginia area can connect with the family on the “Kinetic Kidneys” Facebook page or begin the screening process on Sentara Healthcare’s donor website.
In the meantime, Clabon is receiving blood transfusion therapy, but the treatments alone aren’t enough.
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