“If anybody desires to be a hero for my son… please assist save my boy,” mentioned his mom. Will Snipes was lately recognized with kidney failure and is on dialysis.
CANYON LAKE, Texas — A mom in Canyon Lake is making a plea to the neighborhood.
“If anybody desires to be a hero for my son… please assist save my boy,” mentioned Vanessa Snipes.
She is begging for a residing donor for her son.
The 11-year-old was recognized with kidney failure just some weeks in the past.
You can be his superhero.
An image of Will within the hospital exhibits dozens of motion figures arrange on his tray desk. The toys have stored him firm thus far however he wants a human hero to get him again to a contented, energetic boy.
Will was born three months early. As an toddler, he was recognized with Joubert Syndrome, a uncommon genetic situation impacting his speech and mobility.
It additionally put him at higher threat of kidney illness.
He’s grown large and robust the previous 11 years. Then simply earlier than Halloween, throughout a routine physician go to, Will was rushed to the emergency room.
“They then recognized him with kidney failure,” his mother mentioned. “They did a surgical procedure and put a catheter in him in order that he may begin fast dialysis the following day.”
His household is asking the neighborhood for assist.
To contact the Snipes about being a kidney donor or overlaying a few of Will’s medical prices, name:
(830) 837-9319 or (830) 837-4035
“He is solely 11 years previous,” Snipes mentioned. “It’s exhausting for me to speak about, I’m sorry. We wish for him to reside a protracted, lengthy, stunning, wholesome life.”
The Snipes are placing a kidney donor record collectively and hoping somebody might be a match for Will.
These moved to help the household can donate to assist cowl prices after insurance coverage.
“Dialysis prices roughly $60,000-$80,000 a month, from what I perceive,” mentioned Snipes. “Then the transplant alone might be $400,000.”
The journey hasn’t been straightforward for Will. The previous couple of weeks have been crammed with physician appointments and ache.
However via all of it, he’s stored his signature, large smile.
His household prays an angel steps up quickly so their little boy can regain his energy and be capable to reside his life to the fullest.
“I am able to see him laughing once more,” Snipes mentioned. “We nonetheless have a protracted street forward of us however I’m very, very looking forward to him. He is such a fighter.”