Amherst, NY - An Amherst man who was diagnosed with kidney disease when he was a little boy now needs a kidney transplant.
Frank Gengo did not have to look far for a donor though. He will soon receive a kidney from his younger brother, Chris.
"When I was a child, I couldn't do contact sports. That wasn't such a big deal. As I became an adult, and a father and husband, life was pretty normal. But during the past year and a half, as things have changed, I've had to lean a lot more on my family, my wife, my children," explains Frank Gengo.
Frank Gengo's kidney function has steadily decreased. In June, his doctors told him he would need a transplant.
"Both kidneys have such a minimal function that I'm at a point now where I'm going to need a kidney, or very soon I'll have to go on dialysis," says Frank.