|Phil Davis, front, with some of his fellow coast-to-coast riders|
Phil Davis, 52, of Middlesbrough, will cycle the coast-to-coast route from Whitehaven to Sunderland along with 30 others to support Middlesbrough’s James Cook University Hospital and the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.
Phil first noticed something wasn’t right three years ago when he began to feel fatigued.
He was referred to the renal investigation unit at James Cook, where he was told his kidney function was deteriorating.
As he faced the possibility of a life on dialysis, Phil’s consultant, Dr John Main, referred him to the Freeman and he was added to the transplant list.
Phil, who lives with wife Denise, 54, and has two daughters, Rachael, 30, and Laura, 27, as well as three grandchildren, said: “My brother, sister and wife all went for tests to determine whether they could be live transplants for me and all came back a good match.
“I went through a nine-month programme with my wife and we were at the final stage of that when a call came in the middle of the night to say there was a kidney for me.”
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