Albany woman waits 21 years for new kidney

WALB | Catherine Patterson
Chakeeta Jones (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A happy update,

After nearly two decades of waiting, an Albany woman is finally getting a kidney transplant.

But it hasn't been an easy journey for her.

You may remember, we met Chakeeta Jones back in 2015.

That's when she thought she was receiving a kidney.

But when she traveled to Atlanta to get the transplant, doctors told her it was too small.

Now, almost two years later and she has a match.

WALB News 10's Catherine Patterson sat down with her Thursday to talk about how she's remained strong throughout the process.

"It's been a rough road, but I thank God," she said. "I'm here, it's my time, and I'm ready for it."

And anyone who has met Chakeeta Jones knows she's definitely deserving.

"It's been 21 years. A matter of fact, this April, it's been 21 years," said Chakeeta. Continue reading

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