Disappointing news for couple expecting kidney transplant - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

Disappointing news for couple expecting kidney transplant

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Lahonda Johnson of Wilmington has been on a waiting list to get a kidney transplant for a little more than two years.

In December 2009, doctors told Lahonda her husband, Richard, was a perfect match for the transplant.

"It was a relief to know that it was my husband and to know it was somebody that was close to me," said Lahonda. "It made me feel better to know it was my husband."

She never thought the person who would be a match would be the man she's been with for the past six years.
________________________________________

Husband to donate kidney
________________________________________

But last week the couple learned Richard has multiple cysts on his right kidney, so it would be a health risk for both if he donated his kidney.

Now, Lahonda will remain on dialysis until she can find another match.

Church members at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Wilmington is holding a benefit event for Lahonda January 23.

Copyright 2010 WECT. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • 'The Phantom' serial killer of children out of prison, living in Tucson

    'The Phantom' serial killer of children out of prison, living in Tucson

    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-04-27 04:17:43 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 11:32 PM EDT2017-04-29 03:32:02 GMT
    Convicted killer William Huff was spotted riding his bicycle through a Tucson neighborhood. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Convicted killer William Huff was spotted riding his bicycle through a Tucson neighborhood. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    William Huff terrorized Sierra Vista during the spring and summer of 1967. Despite a sentence of 40 years to life, the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency voted to release him from prison into home arrest. Family members of the victims are concerned for the safety of the community, as are new members of the Clemency Board. CBS 5 Investigates videotaped Huff riding a bike through his Tucson neighborhood. There are no restrictions placed on his proximity to children.

    More >>

    William Huff terrorized Sierra Vista during the spring and summer of 1967. Despite a sentence of 40 years to life, the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency voted to release him from prison into home arrest. Family members of the victims are concerned for the safety of the community, as are new members of the Clemency Board. CBS 5 Investigates videotaped Huff riding a bike through his Tucson neighborhood. There are no restrictions placed on his proximity to children. 

    More >>
  • Severe reaction to new sandals leads woman on a painful path

    Severe reaction to new sandals leads woman on a painful path

        One woman wants to warn people about her painful path, the result of a severe and debilitating allergic reaction.  She had no idea what she was allergic to until she visited a fourth emergency room in two weeks.    

    More >>

    One woman wants to warn people about her painful path, the result of a severe and debilitating allergic reaction. She had no idea what she was allergic to until she visited a fourth emergency room in two weeks.    

    More >>
Powered by Frankly