Kidney plea for Ellen DeGeneres to help save SA mom

TIMES LIVE | Nivashni Nair
Refusing to give up on life and motivated by her passion for wildlife, Di recently started painting beautiful, large platters with different wild animals on them.
Image by: The Platter Project
US comedian and TV host Ellen DeGeneres has been roped in to help find a kidney for South African mother and artist Di Wilkinson.

Canadian Bridget Janet has appealed to DeGeneres to help bring awareness to Wilkinson's plight.

In a Facebook post to the popular comedian last month‚ Janet wrote that Wilkinson‚ diagnosed with end-stage kidney failure and one of the few people surviving without two kidneys‚ needed "one little bitty kidney that matched her blood and tissue type."

DeGeneres has not yet responded to Janet's appeal.

"We need more people like her in the world and I really want her to stay here for a long time! You do not need to live in South Africa to donate a kidney to her‚" she wrote on DeGeneres's official Facebook page.

Janet told TMG Digital she discovered Wilkinson on social media last Christmas and was blown away by her story — a quest to find a living donor and #ThePlatterProject‚ a non-profit organisation to raise awareness around organ donation and wildlife conservation. Continue reading

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