Clarksville man seeks kidney donor through billboard, street sign

Clarksville Now | Nicole June

Joshua Surovey stands on Wilma Rudolph Blvd. with his street sign. /Photo courtesy of Teresa Lynn McDonald Surovey

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A Clarksville man now has hope for a better life, thanks to his determination and the help of a generous and supportive community.

28-year-old Joshua Surovey was diagnosed with End State Renal Disease in 2010. His kidneys were failing and his doctor put him on medication in an attempt to avoid dialysis as long as possible.

However, two weeks after he graduated from the Art Institute of Nashville in March 2012, the situation became dire, and he was forced to begin dialysis treatments. This meant spending much of his time hooked up to machines.

In May 2015, Joshua qualified for an organ transplant. He lost a significant amount of weight to improve his health and created a Facebook page in his quest for a new kidney. Continue reading