Selina's Search

CBS 12 Interview

Posted on: July 25, 2011

WPEC – CBS12.com

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PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — 28-year-old Selina Hodge was born with Spina Bifida. It is a condition the caused her kidneys to fail three years ago. She has been on the waiting list since September, but recently decided to increase her chances of saving her life by turning to Craigslist.

“Actually, the whole Craigslist idea was my moms. She was like while you’re on Craigslist, you should post for a kidney,” said Selina.

And so that’s exactly what Selina Hodge did back in May and then again last Thursday. Using Craigslist to ask people if they might consider donating a kidney to her. A generous stranger now being her only chance of survival.
“Family, friends not a match, either because of health or blood type,” said Selina.

Born with Spina Bifida, Selina has already had her share of health problems. She has had to wear leg braces her whole life. Then, three years ago her kidneys failed, forcing her to go on dialysis.
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