Mandy Perry turned to Facebook to make a desperate plea for help to save her sons life. Perry’s 2-year-old son, Kaleb was diagnosed with prune belly syndrome and he needed a new kidney to survive. Neither Kaleb’s mom or dad’s blood type was a match so his cells would have attacked the new organ. The Perry family search for a year looking for a match.
Susie LeRoy, a 35-year-old mom of 3 came across Kaleb’s story on Facebook, a page dedicated to telling Kaleb’s story had been created, and she was moved to act. Have never met the family before, she reached out and told them she was a match and wanted to help.
“It was an opportunity for me to help out another mom and act out my faith,” LeRoy told “GMA.” “Connecting with Mandy, who has kids of a similar age, this could’ve easily been my kids.”
The last update was that Kaleb was doing much better since the transplant and his health is improving.
I can relate so much to what Ms. LeRoy said. When you are a parent anytime you read a story like Kaleb’s you have so much empathy to the struggle of the parents. I am in awe of her willingness to help a complete stranger.