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GIVING BACK Garston resident raises money for hospital that saved his cousin 

 Published on: 9th July 2020   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Garston resident is fundraising for the hospital that helped save his cousin’s life.

George Thomas, of Fuller Road, is raising money for Monklands Hospital after they saved his cousin, Corey Smith’s life by giving him a new kidney.

Speaking to GarstonNews, George said: “My cousin was in the army, when he was in a tank to transport him from depot to depot he got flipped and he got told his kidneys were going to fail. This hospital came in and saved his life.”

Corey shared his story on social media and wrote: “This all started whilst in the army and I lost my dream job because of it! Luckily enough now, I found one I absolutely love.

“In December 2019 I received news that sent me into a fragile state of mind and depression. I was told at 22 years old I had to be put onto dialysis to survive.”

Corey started home dialysis, which he had to continue for seven months, until he received the good news call.

He added: “I received a call out of the blue to say they found me a match. After what seemed like a lifetime I went into surgery and have woken up with a brand new kidney.”

Cousin Nicole Thomas, who set up the fundraiser page said: “His consultant and the nurses have pulled him through this. please feel free to donate as little and as much as you can.”

At the time of writing, £1069 have been raised and the fundraiser is still open. Talking to all who have supported the family so far, George added: “As a family we can’t say thank you enough to everyone who has donated and even just shared the word around.”

If you want to help Corey and his family, donate to gofundme.com/f/7fgc8-corey039s-road-to-recovery.

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