Leslie White, an employee with Cherokee County Senior Services, is in need of a kidney transplant and has a GoFundMe page set up to raise money to help her and her family financially during and after the transplant process.

A Cherokee County woman in need of a new kidney is seeking assistance in getting a transplant.

Leslie White, a resident of Woodstock and an employee with Cherokee County Senior Services, said on her GoFundMe page she has been dealing with kidney disease as one effect of her having been diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder as a child. However, her kidney disease has worsened and is in need of a transplant, as she said she wants to avoid having to go on dialysis.

“My husband and I have insurance, and we work hard, but medications alone will cost several thousand dollars in the first six months after insurance picks up their share of the costs,” White said on the fundraiser page. “My own income will be decreased as I will not be able to work for a few months, and my husband and I have a growing 13-year-old son.”

As of Wednesday afternoon, White’s GoFundMe campaign had raised $5,520 of its $7,000 goal.

In addition to looking for financial contributions, some of White’s friends are encouraging the public to become kidney donors in order to help save White and others in need of new organs. To learn more about becoming a kidney donor, contact Kidney Solutions at 830-285-2140.

To donate to White’s campaign, visit www.gofundme.com/f/leslie-needs-a-kidney.

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