Fredericksburg | Amy Flowers Umber
|Glenn Millis — with wife Ana Rendich in front of one of her paintings in their Spotsylvania County home — made signs to help save her life. A transplant bought her seven precious years with their children, but she needs another.|
Ana Rendich gasped as she saw the red and white sign. She threw her hands over her face and shrank into the passenger seat of the car.
“I wished I had a blanket to throw over my head,” she said. “I wanted to disappear.”
The bold “KIDNEY NEEDED” sign horrified the 58-year-old Rendich.
“I thought, ‘Who asks for a kidney?’” she said.
But she knew exactly who had asked for one: Her husband, Glenn Millis. And he was asking because Rendich desperately needs one.
“She is a little bit mortified by the signs,” he admitted. “But I’m a lot terrified of losing her.”
The white signs began popping up around the Fredericksburg area a few months ago. To Rendich, they represent an imposition — a request that was way too audacious. Continue reading