Family Seeks Kidney Donor, Uses Unconventional Way Of Looking For Living Match

CBS Denver | Mark Taylor

DENVER (CBS4) – This Giving Tuesday, one Colorado family is going the extra mile to get a husband and father a new chance at life.

With four kids under six, Steve Kostiuk and his wife Jackie have their hands full. But these last few weeks have been something else.

For more than a decade Steve has managed his Lupus successfully, until recently.

“At the end of October, things really took a nose dive and I ended up in renal failure,” Steve said.

His kidneys are operating at 6% of what they should be, and three times a week he has to have dialysis. He needs a kidney transplant, and with his wife not a match, he’s now waiting for a donor. Steve has type-O blood and needs someone who matches that.

“I think it’s harder now because it’s so real … he could die,” Jackie said of her husband’s condition. Continue reading

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