Sunday, December 6, 2015

'I just want to be able to take my kids to school' says dad of two for whom time is running out for a new kidney

Mirror UK | Steve Myall

Former doctor Simon Howell is gradually deteriorating and knows without a donor he won't live to see his young children Sarah and James reach their teens

A father of two who is desperate for a life-saving kidney transplant has spoken movingly of his daily battle with his health.

Simon Howell, a former doctor, is gradually deteriorating and knows without a donor he won't live to see his children Sarah, 8, and James, three, reach their teens.

The 41-year-old is one of 7,000 people currently on the UK’s transplant waiting list and faces a daily battle supported by his wife Anita, also 41.

In the last ten years 49,000 people in the UK have endured the wait for an organ transplant and over 6,000, including 270 children, have died before receiving the transplant they desperately needed. Continue reading

 

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