Altoona woman awaits fourth kidney transplant

Altoona woman awaits fourth kidney transplant
Altoona woman awaits fourth kidney transplant

New Delhi : An Altoona woman is positively waiting for a new kidney that will help her in fourth kidney transplant.

Ardy Boucher was diagnosed with a kidney disease when she was 14 years old. Since then she has got three kidney transplants and is about to get 70-year-old.

She said, "I was diagnosed with kidney disease in 1964. I had what they called chronic kidney disease.

"When I was diagnosed when I was 14, my parents were told I would not live to be 19," she added.

Altoona, 69, got three transplants, including one with her brother.

"My 2nd transplant was in 1983. I received that from my brother Stuart, who is an amazing man,” Boucher said. "He was so selfless and said, I'm going to do this."

She shared her story as part of the National Kidney Foundation 's push to get the word out about the need for living kidney donors. 

Ardy is now on dialysis three days a week as she waits for her fourth transplant. It must come from a living donor.

More information about the sign up can be found at kidneywalk.org.