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Local mother’s wish finally comes true, her son has received a kidney transplant

A local mother who went above and beyond to find her son a kidney donor finally had her wish come true this week.

You may remember our story on a local mom who made a desperate plea to save her son’s life. Jason Batch, 29, went on the kidney transplant waiting list in Aug. 2017 and after many failed kidney donations, he was starting to lose hope. Lynda Gibson put a window decal on the back of her mini van that said ‘Please save my son’ and did several television and newspaper interviews to help find a donor.

“I’ve been dying inside daily thinking my son was going to die,” she said.

But then a miracle happened. At 2:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, Gibson received the call she had been dreaming about. After a false alarm on an available kidney Sunday that turned out to be filled with Hepatitis C, their prayers were answered two days later.

“Wednesday morning they said third time’s a charm. A family of a deceased donor donated the kidney to my son. I can’t even explain in words how grateful and happy I am, yet feeling sad for their loss. We’re not out of the woods yet, but I’m so grateful my son is alive.”

Gibson said her son is doing really well for only being out of surgery for two days. She would like to thank everyone who sent her family a prayer during this difficult time.

A benefit will be held for Jason Batch 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 2 at St. Andrews RC Church, Kenmore. Tickets are $25 and includes food, beer and pop. The event will feature door prizes, basket raffles, and 50/50. For more information, call 716-939-6718 or reach out on Facebook.

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