Emanu-El family seeks kidney donor for son
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Simon Meyer, an 18-year-old whose family belongs to Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco, is in need of a kidney transplant.
Diagnosed with total renal failure at 9, Simon had a kidney transplant from his mother in 2004 at age 10. However, within a year he developed lymphoma and sustained a viral attack that damaged his new kidney.
An appeal last year failed to generate a match from a living donor, so the family has relaunched its efforts. “He wishes only to return to high school next fall [after being forced to stay home this year] — healthy enough to complete his senior year,” the family wrote. They also noted that he has completed three years of honors-level work at Drew High School in San Francisco and that he volunteers for two local science programs.
The family is looking for a donor between the ages of 25 and 50 with Type A or Type O blood. All medical expenses will be covered by Simon’s insurance, the family noted.
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