BAKER CO., GA (WALB) - A former Baker County Sheriff is reaching out through social media to find the perfect match to get a new kidney.
Former Sheriff Isaac Anderson, Sr. now spends 3 hours daily in dialysis. His kidney's are failing and he recently found out he has congestive heart failure.
His youngest daughter and full time caretaker Christa says since he retired as Sheriff of Baker County after 26 years in 2008 for health problems, his condition has continued to decline.
"He's got other little things going on," said Christa. "It's like problem after problem after problem."
Anderson has been on a wait list for a kidney transplant for 3 years. All of his immediate family members were tested to donate, but medical issues have prevented the donations
"A lot of support, we've had a lot of support," added Anderson. "Everybody has been reaching out to me that could."
Now, his family has decided to raise awareness for his needs and find him a living donor to get a transplant as soon as possible. They've set up a Facebook page to spread the word.
"I do a lot of things I want to do now," said Anderson. "But if I get a new kidney, I can do more and get on out there."
Christa and Anderson's wife, Flossie says the quicker they find a new kidney, the faster they can focus on his other health issues and get back to a better life.
"I'm a daddy's girl, but he is the best daddy ever," said Christa. "He is a good. He's a good man. He was a good Sheriff."
"He just pray all the time and read the bible all the time that if God sees ways to see fit that doesn't get one, it will still be okay," said Anderson's wife, Flossie.
The Andersons say medical expenses have also been high since he began treatment and will get higher if the former sheriff gets the transplant.
If you are interested in donating, visit their Facebook page HERE or call Leanne Whitehead at 404-605-4605. The family has set up a fund Southwest Georgia Bank in Newton.
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