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Adele McConnell is the oldest of a family of seven children and decided to enlist in the Army Reserves serving nine years as a 75 Delta records specialist. She accumulated one year of active-duty service during Operation Desert Storm caring for the records of soldiers being deployed and those returning home from overseas.

Outside of the military, Adele went to school receiving a bachelor’s degree in human services and a master’s degree in public administration and emergency management at Metropolitan College in New York. Adele worked jobs located mostly in the Bronx with her last job finding her in Manhattan as a case manager helping clients, mostly immigrants, find services. She enjoyed the work she was doing but unfortunately had to retire in 2023 due to medical reasons.

Adele was diagnosed with Stage 5 renal failure in 2018, after battling diabetes and hypertension. She has not needed to rely on dialysis and stays active visiting many of the museums, theaters, and movies New York has to offer, while “weathering through” her kidney disease and the long wait for a transplant. Adele needs help finding a living kidney donor, will you help her by sharing her story with others or by considering donating - giving her the gift of life?

She has enlisted the help of a Veteran's organization called DOVE Transplant which is helping in her outreach to find her life-saving kidney donor. DOVE will assist all prospective donors throughout the process and make sure they do not incur any out-of-pocket expenses related to the evaluation or surgery.

A healthy person can live a normal life with one kidney and save this Veteran's life! Please click on the link below if you would like to learn more OR call 551-233-1611.

Adele McConnell

Army Veteran

Interested in Becoming a DOVE Donor?
Click the button below to learn more about the process and eligibility requirements.

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