Kim still needs a kidney by Paul McQuien

SAN ANTONIO — In the January issue of Christian News of South Texas, we printed an appeal on behalf of Kimberly Shields. She is presently on dialysis several times a week and is desperately in need of a kidney transplant. Her father, Allen Shields, was able to donate a kidney to Kimberly 17 years ago, but now that donated kidney is failing.

Allen recently reported that two people asked for more information, and one person has already been dismissed on account of high blood pressure. Volunteers at her home congregation have been willing to provide a new kidney; however, a suitable donor has not been located.

The Shields family, who are members of the Southwest Church of Christ here, are still hoping and praying that someone with a matching kidney can step forward and donate it to Kimberly.

For more information about donating, or any further questions, feel free to contact the family in these ways. Email: Home telephone: 210-334-0018. Transplant hotline: 1-800-888-0402.

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