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.
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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.”
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