Los Angeles Mother Paints Car In Hopes Of Finding A Donor For Her Daughter

Image Courtesy of Karol Franks

Image Courtesy of Karol Franks

Desperate times call for desperate measures, its a feeling that Karol Franks knows all too well. The Franks family has waited patiently for years to find a kidney donor for their daughter Jenna Franks. The Pasadena mother decided to paint the back windshield of their family car to read “Daughter needs kidney type O”, followed by her email address.

Jenna Franks was diagnosed with kidney failure at just 14 years old. Now, at 29, she uses dialysis daily.

“My life pretty much revolves around my illness,” Jenna told NBC News.

“It seems like every time we get on the freeway we get responses from people,” Karol said.
While the sincere message has not fostered a donor, there has been massive amounts of support everyday from complete strangers. One reported event included Jenna’s brother Johnny Franks. As he was sitting in his car at a red light on his way to work, a kindhearted man came over and apologized for not being able to donate his kidney, but said that he still wanted to help his sister, so he handed Johnny $40.

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Image Courtesy of Karol Franks

Image Courtesy of Karol Franks

Article: Today