Benefit will help family of transplant recipient

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By Becky Barnes

A benefit is being held in Louisville for a Cynthiana teen who recently received a kidney transplant from his sister.

Corey Campbell received a kidney transplant on Dec. 29 after suffering from Focal Segmental Glomeruloscierosis (FSGS), which was diagnosed in May 2007. Shortly after receiving a kidney from his sister, Amber, his new kidney became re-infected with the disease.

According to Corey’s aunt, Donna Doyle, the Campbell’s have been financially, physically and emotionally stretched.

“Faith has been the only certainty in their lives,” Doyle said in a flyer for a March 13 benefit at the Okolona Fire Department in Louisville “They have been living on love.”

The benefit will include a dance, chili cook-off, poker tournament and silent auction. There is a $5 admission for event, which will be held from 7-11 p.m.

Doyle said she realizes many of the Campbell’s supporters cannot attend the Louisville event. However, she said donations may be made to the family at Kentucky Bank, Cynthiana, and be specified to go to the Campbell Family Benefit.

Corey is the son of Jennifer and Brian Campbell.