Shari Vassello Looks For Kidney Donor On Facebook, Has Surgery

8:24 PM, Aug 17, 2012   |    comments
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WFMY -- We have an update on a woman we introduced to you in October of 2011. Shari Vassello has a genetic kidney disease that causes the organ to enlarge and lose function.

There's no cure, and she needed a kidney transplant, so she turned to social media for help.

Vassello saw someone in Charlotte who found a donor on Facebook, and she decided to try that too.

Since then, we've been keeping up with her, waiting to hear when and if she would get a donor. Many of you sent your prayers and well wishes to her.

Shari went into surgery around 3 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. The surgery will take three to four hours.

We'll keep you updated on how things went.



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