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Lindsay man desperately needs new liver

KAWARTHA LAKES-Adam Sweeney has been rocking local stages for years, playing in a number of cover bands. Now he’s critically ill, fighting for his life and waiting for a new liver.

The 44 year old, father of two has Primary Schlerosing Cholangitis, an autoimmune disease that can damage the liver. He took a turn for the worse a few weeks ago. Sweeney had emergency surgery at Peterborough Regional Health Centre and is now on the transplant list but his family says he won’t make it that long. Deb Sweeney told Kawartha 411 Sweeney almost died. “When he was in the hospital a few weeks ago he pretty much almost died from one of the complications of his liver disease. It is a result of varices which causes bleeding once they erupt. As they are bleeding he has to get them banded and they get worse every time this happens.”

There are 227 people on the waiting list for a liver in Canada.

They have started a campaign to find their own donor. In a Facebook post they say “We are on a mission to find a live liver donor for our brother Adam. He suffers from an Autoimmune disease and is now very sick. He is in need of a donor who has type A or O blood. Every minute counts at this point. Please consider being that special person that will give Adam the gift of life.”

The liver is one of the only organs in the body that can regenerate itself so you can be a living donor. “These complications are at the end stages of his liver disease. We are just hoping to find a donor before it’s too late.” Deb says.

Click here for more information or to become a donor:https://www.facebook.com/groups/TeamSweeney3/about/

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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