Woman needs new kidney
ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Carol Williams' faith has carried her through a series of health crisis.
As this new year gets underway, the pediatric nurse believes her prayers for a living kidney donor will be answered.
"You know there have been times when doctors have said, 'She won't live through the night', But God said yes and I'm still here", Carol said.
Diagnosed with stage two kidney disease in 2015, Williams now finds herself in need of a second kidney transplant.
Things were looking up for the single mother after an anonymous donor gave her a kidney in 2016, but her body rejected the organ just a few months later.
"It's not anything I've done. It's just my antibodies saying 'Hey, that's not supposed to be there. That's a foreign object. It doesn't match," she said.
Williams is under the care of doctors at Emory Hospital's Transplant Center.
The Monroe woman has lost partial vision due to kidney disease. She spends 10 hours a day on home dialysis, while trying to maintain a sense of normalcy for her teenage children, and is unable to work.
Williams says a living donor is her best chance of a successful outcome.
"I just need someone to donate life. Donate life." Williams says anyone who would like to find out more information about being a candidate for live organ donation can contact Emory Hospital's Transplant Center. She is also accepting donations to help with ongoing medical expenses.