Brooklyn Man In Desperate Need Of A Kidney

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A Brooklyn man has had more than his share of misery and now he’s doing his best to survive because he has a lot to live for.

When Richard Woontyler’s kidneys failed three years ago hope was not lost because his teenage son was a perfect match. But the boy was tragically killed while opening his car door on a highway.

1010 WINS’ John Montone reports

Now Woontyler will have to depend on the kindness of a stranger. Doctors say Woontyler has an eight percent chance of finding a match.

Woontyler is kept alive by dialysis which leaves him racked with pain and too weak to even climb the stairs to his bedroom.

The 52-year-old wants only to be healthy enough to work and enjoy time with his wife and eight children.

“I want to see the bar mitzvahs, the weddings and I want to be able to support the family — future generations — and right now I’m not able to do that,” Woontyler said.

“I have a daughter that’s giving birth any second now,” Woontyler said. “She’s giving birth in Melbourne, Australia and I can’t be there.”

Anyone with type A or O blood who are willing to donate are asked to e-mail save1person@aol.com. Please provide your blood type, phone number and contact information.

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  1. Chaya Lipschutz says:

    I know Richard and he is a wonderful person!

    Richard has suffered so much. His son was only 23 years old when he was hit by a car, just coming out of his car, and died!

    Lauren of Save1Person.org contacted me and wanted to help someone on my list of people who is in need of a kidney.

    I suggested Richard, as he is suffering more than some of the others on my list and only has an 8% chance in finding a match.

    I donated a kidney to a stranger in September 2005. Since my kidney donation I have been wanting to do more – so I now have a project to help others who need a kidney. I don’t get paid for this and don’t charge a fee. My brother donated a kidney as well – to someone on my list of people in need of a kidney.

    I am in touch with many other kidney donors – all of us are doing great, no one has regrets, and some of us wish we can do it again!

    I hope people will come forward to test and help save Richard’s life! Please feel free to contact me if you need more info on kidney donation.

    Sincerely,

    Chaya Lipschutz
    (917) 627-8336

    E-mail: KidneyMitzvah@aol.com

    Website: SaveALife-DonateAKidney.com

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