'Save Jessica's Life': West Allis woman puts up billboards to find kidney

WTMJ MILWAUKEE | Rebecca Klopf

Doctors give her less than a year to find an organ

A West Allis woman is in a race against time to get a kidney. Doctors have given her less than a year to find an organ so she is going to extreme lengths to save her life.

Jessica Wickersheimer and her family bought a few billboards asking someone to help. The billboards read: "Kidney Donor Needed. Save Jessica's Life. ShareYourSpare.life."

Wickersheimer grew up with juvenile diabetes and complications from the disease made staying healthy a battle.

"When I was 21 I lost my eyesight fully. I had to get surgery to get my eyesight back," said Wickersheimer.

She was 25-years-old when she was told she needed a kidney and pancreas. Since then she's had two transplants. Both times her body rejected the organs. This last time, the doctors put her back on the transplant list on her birthday but told her she would not be able to wait the usual five to six years on the donor list. Continue reading


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