Bill Miller Bar-B-Q manager donates kidney to save customer’s life

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San Antonio – Cecilia Canizanes was identified with kidney failure in 2010. Since she went on dialysis, she will need to have given out dozens of donor playing cards asking associates, household and strangers to see in the event that they is perhaps a match to assist her get a kidney.

Sophia Parrish, a supervisor at Invoice Miller Bar-B-Q, prides herself in her customer support. That’s how she bought to know Canizanes.

Their friendship began when she requested Canizanes why she solely needed somewhat little bit of water with each order.

“Canizanes begins speaking, ‘Whats up ma’am, how are you?’ And we identical to, fully and totally clicked,” Parrish stated.

That friendship developed and continued via the months. For Parrish, Canizanes reminded her of one among her favourite aunts. So when it got here all the way down to it, she supplied to get examined to see if she was a match.

“I do something, every little thing to assist anyone. And if I’m in a position to assist anyone, then I’ll. And that’s what I did. And I stated, a minimum of I can do is a minimum of to see if I’m a match,” Parrish stated. To her shock, she was a match and after a dialog together with her household, she determined to maneuver ahead with the donation.


“It’s in our nature to assist folks, as a result of should you can’t assist folks, then why are we right here? , we have to assist one another as a lot as doable,” Parrish stated.

Each are doing effectively of their restoration.

Michelle Segovia, director of communications for the Texas Organ Sharing Alliance, says this yr has been profitable in getting extra folks to develop into registered donors.

“They’ve the chance to avoid wasting as much as eight lives via organ donation,” she stated.

To search out out extra info on how one can develop into a donor, head to

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