Saturday, February 20, 2016

It’s very scary,’ Mount Joy man in need of four-organ transplant

FOX 43 | Kara Duffy

It’s an uncertain future for those in need of a life-saving organ transplant.

“The call could come at 2:00 in the morning; it could come at 2:00 in the afternoon,” said Cindy Gotowski.

Sadly though, a shortage of donors means many will die waiting.

It’s a fear Joey Gotowski faces every day.

The 21-year-old from Mount Joy is one of more than 8,500 people in Pennsylvania waiting for the phone to ring; for him that call means four new organs and another chance at a healthy life.

Joey needs a small bowel, a large bowel, a pancreas and a liver to survive.

With all four organs needing to come from the same person, Joey and his family know finding a perfect match won’t be easy, but it’s a process they’re all too familiar with. Continue reading, VIDEO


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