Community rallies to help Alva man in need of kidney transplant
December 18, 2016
Poorly functioning kidneys plagued Nathan Gaisford since his birth. The undersized kidneys caused Gaisford to be smaller than many of his peers, but his determination bridged the gap.
On Nov. 26, 1990, Nathan underwent his first kidney transplant. His mother, Alisa Sargent, who gave him life originally, stepped forward as the perfect match to give the life-saving organ.
In 2014, during a routine visit to the OU Transplant Center, Gaisford received the news that another transplant would be needed and he should start his fundraising efforts toward that goal. However, during the following ye...