Family hopes social media will answer plea for kidney donor

WAGA | Marissa Mitchell

NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. A Newton County family is rallying behind a father as he continues his desperate plea for a kidney transplant.

Marlon Pollard has been waiting for nearly four years for a match and the operation. Now his loved ones have turned to social media for help.

"It's a feeling that's hard to describe," said Pollard.

Pollard's world turned upside down in 2010 when doctors first discovered he had problems with his kidneys.

"I hard a heart attack. When they ran the dye, they found my kidneys were down to 33 percent. Before that, there was no indication that they were going down," he added.

By 2013, the father of two needed a transplant. During the course of the wait, he retired from the Newton County Sheriff's Office out of fear he couldn't perform at his best on the force. His teen sons, Adam and Andrew, feel the change. Continue reading
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