Church member to donate kidney to girl in Moore County

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Evie Wentz (WTVD)

MOORE COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) — A little girl in need of a new kidney is getting a second chance thanks to the generosity of a family friend.

According to WTVD, Jennifer Trapp volunteered to donate one of her kidneys to 9-year-old Evie Wentz, when she heard about her need.

They go to church together.

“I don’t think anything happens out of circumstance,” said Trapp. “I just feel it’s an opportunity to give this little girl a chance at her childhood.”

For now, Evie has to be connected to a dialysis machine in her bedroom for 10 hours a day.

“It makes me tired, and sometimes it hurts while I am doing it,” said Evie.

In Dec. 2012, Evie was rushed to UNC-Hospital in Chapel Hill with acute kidney failure, and has been in and out several times since then.

Doctors told the family that Evie needs a kidney transplant. When they told their church family, Trapp was the first to volunteer.

For the 31-year-old mother of three, it’s a leap of faith. It’s a decision she and her husband aren’t worried about.

Through fundraisers, and online donations, the family has raised about half the $45,000 needed for Evie’s medical expenses. More fundraisers are planned before the Feb. 18 transplant surgery.

Evie says she just wants to swim again, and climb trees.

Source: WTVD

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