“A doctor and a patient:” Aurora Health Care transplant doctor needs a new kidney himself

FOX 6 NOW | CARL DEFFENBAUGH AND LEEANN WATSON
MILWAUKEE — April is National Donate Life Month. Right now, thousands of people across the U.S. are waiting for a life-saving organ donation. One of those people on that list has committed his life to helping others get the organs they need to survive.

Those who meet Dr. Moises Garcia learn immediately how dedicated he is to his family. Dr. Garcia is married with three children. While he spends much of his time with his family, he's also dedicated to his patients.

Dr. Garcia works at Aurora Health Care.

"Basically, I take care of patients that have liver diseases," Dr. Garcia explained.

His colleague, Dr. Ahjay Sahajpal, said Dr. Garcia's commitment to medicine doesn't stop with Aurora.

"He's dedicated his life to transplant and transplant patients," Dr. Sahajpal said. "He's a dedicated, hard-working doctor, gives back to the community, does a lot of volunteer health care and community outreach programs."

The man who has given back so much to his community -- needs help.

"I had a tremendous amount of respect for him as a physician and a colleague, and now, all of a sudden, he was also a patient," Dr. Sahajpal said.

Dr. Garcia's kidneys are failing. Video Continue reading
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