Thursday, May 5, 2016

Facebook post leads to life-saving kidney transplant for first-time mom

WSYR | Farah Jadran

SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV)For the past year, 30-year-old Victoria Fitzpatrick was not only focusing on becoming a mom for the first time, but she was fighting for her life.

Fitzpatrick, of LaFayette, has been battling Type 1 diabetes for 20 years. The disease has caused her issues with her eyesight and kidney function.

While pregnant, Fitzpatrick underwent dialysis six hours a day, six times a week for six months.

It was Fitzpatrick’s mother, Janet Burton, who turned to social media to reach more potential kidney donors. Continue reading
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