Nashville woman needs kidney transplant - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Nashville woman needs kidney transplant

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Phoebe foundation receives donation for medical student housing

    Phoebe foundation receives donation for medical student housing

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:25:30 GMT
    Lauren Ray, Phoebe Foundation Executive DirectorLauren Ray, Phoebe Foundation Executive Director
    A generous donation will help build a $5 million medical student housing facility on Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital's campus.The Richard King Mellon Foundation donated $1 million to the Phoebe Foundation for the proposed 25-unit gated community. More >>
    A generous donation will help build a $5 million medical student housing facility on Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital's campus.The Richard King Mellon Foundation donated $1 million to the Phoebe Foundation for the proposed 25-unit gated community. More >>
  • Dougherty County School System has Open House

    Dougherty County School System has Open House

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:19:35 GMT
    Valerie Williams, Radium Springs Middle School PrincipalValerie Williams, Radium Springs Middle School Principal
    Dougherty County parents and students got to meet old and new faces at their schools this evening.The school system held an open house at each school for families to meet the staff and learn what to expect for the upcoming school year.More >>
    Dougherty County parents and students got to meet old and new faces at their schools this evening.The school system held an open house at each school for families to meet the staff and learn what to expect for the upcoming school year.More >>
  • Law enforcement and first responders collaborate for "National Night Out"

    Law enforcement and first responders collaborate for "National Night Out"

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:14:28 GMT
    Imaya FreeloveImaya Freelove
    First responders reached out to the community Thursday night to build better relationships and help kids get ready for school.For the first time, all the law enforcement and first responder agencies in Dougherty County worked together on a National Night Out event. More >>
    First responders reached out to the community Thursday night to build better relationships and help kids get ready for school.For the first time, all the law enforcement and first responder agencies in Dougherty County worked together on a National Night Out event. More >>

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

NASHVILLE, GA (WALB) –People in Nashville are coming together to raise money for a woman who needs a lifesaving kidney transplant.

A close friend put together a motorcycle ride Saturday.

The money raised will be matched by a transplant foundation so that Marie Newson can be put on the transplant list.

Twalla Newson walks with her mom Marie Newson who needs a kidney transplant. She started dialysis treatments on her birthday last year and while her kidney may be weak her heart is strong.

"She didn't want to tell us at first she was fighting it and she didn't want to tell us because she felt like it was a burden on us," said Twalla.

Doctors told Twalla, her mom's kidney's were shutting down which left her scared.

"My question was what can we do what can we do and that's when they told us about the kidney transplant," said Newson.

Marie Newson hasn't found a match yet but is hopeful. Twalla and her siblings have been ruled out except for her brother in Mexico who will soon be tested.

"Because of both parents having diabetes, we were not a candidate," said Newson.

The Georgia Transplant Foundation will match the funds raised. The average cost of a kidney transplant is $143,000.

Their family friend Christi McCranie has organized a motorcycle ride for this weekend that starts at Harvey's Supermarket in Nashville, then goes through surrounding counties, ending up at the Horse Creek Winery in Nashville.

Click here to donate or here to take part in the motorcycle ride this Saturday.


©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.  Feedback