Tuesday, December 22, 2015

This ‘gift’ keeps giving

The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald | KIM BUNCH HAGGARD
Twin sisters Natalie Grant (left) and Cynthia Edwards (center) shared their story about a life-saving kidney transplant three years ago. Shown at right is Megan Edwards, Cynthia’s daughter. | Photo by Kim Bunch Hoggard

With the hectic Christmas season upon us and a seemingly endless supply of bad news on every television station, there is a need for a good heartwarming story to warm the cockles of our hearts. This is such a story.

Cynthia Edwards of Roanoke Rapids, formerly of Rich Square, is on top of the world these days. She is living in a beautiful home with her amazing 15 year old daughter Megan and has a son who is a successful college student.

Cynthia, herself, is a straight A student at Halifax Community College, getting ready to graduate in May 2016. After graduating, with a degree in Human Services Technology, Cynthia has been accepted to attend Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount.

She has an almost certain academic scholarship there from Golden LEAF Foundation. She plans to attain a bachelor’s degree in Social Work at Wesleyan College, leading her to have her head in the clouds and is very optimistic about a bright future.

Unfortunately, this has not always been the case. Back in 2001, Cynthia was diagnosed with Nephrotic Sydrome which is a kidney disease usually found only in children. Her physician told her the disease was extremely serious when found in an adult. Continue reading
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