‘Can you give me the chance to watch my grandchildren grow up?’


Pat Proctor 

A woman has made an emotional plea to the public to donate an organ so she can live to see her grandchildren grow up.

Sixty-nine-year-old Pat Proctor suffers from a hereditary condition called Polycystic Kidney Disease, which could kill her at any time.

The illness has damaged her two organs so badly that they are now only functioning at eight per cent.

She currently has to go through three exhausting rounds of dialysis every week, however this is not a permanent solution and Mrs Proctor is living in constant fear that her life will be cut short.

As her father died from the condition aged just 53, and her brother had to have a transplant six years ago having also diagnosed with the illness, it is unrealistic any of her family members would be suitable to help her.

So now the grandmother-of-four is pleading with healthy readers of the Press and Journal to consider giving up their organ to help her live out the rest of her life. Continue reading

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