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Carwash raises money for kidney transplant

Spaneasha Lee Spaneasha Lee
Jacqueline Simmons, Organizer Jacqueline Simmons, Organizer
Herman James, Turner Job Corps Independent Advisor Herman James, Turner Job Corps Independent Advisor
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

An Albany outreach ministry is helping a South Georgia woman raise funds for a kidney transplant.

Volunteers are making sure these cars are spotless for a good cause. They're raising money to help 36-year-old Spaneasha Lee get a kidney transplant.  

"The first twenty or twenty five cars they were just donating, they didn't want their cars washed. I was just surprised to see so many people helping out and glad to help out," said Herman James.

Members of the International Free and Accepted Modern Masons and Order of the Eastern Star organized the car wash for Lee. Students from Turner Job Corps also helped out.  

"It was an honor for us to be able to do this for Mrs. Lee. She has three children and we want to make sure that she can get a kidney so that she'll be around to raise her children," said Jacqueline Simmons.  

If Lee doesn't get the transplant she could be on dialysis for the rest of her life.    

"Anybody that's had dialysis or on dialysis now, they know exactly how she feels. She's exhausted when she gets home, takes her a while to recuperate from the dialysis," said Simmons.  

Simmons says Lee told her the support has been overwhelming.  

"She came out a little earlier and she was so elated that she could barely talk, and she was very grateful and thankful for what we were doing," said Simmons.  

Lee needs about $2500 to be placed on the transplant list. You can help donate to Lee's Kidney fund by calling Jacqueline Simmons at 229-395-4849.

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