Nearly a half-century ago, New York Mets legend Ed Kranepool popped into a Long Island summer camp and signed a happy kid’s baseball glove.
That youngster, now 55, hopes to repay the ailing ex-first baseman’s kindness with a kidney.
“The story is now Ed Kranepool is in need,” said the man who hopes to donate his kidney. “I’m 55 years old, and I thought, ‘If I could look out for him, I should.’”
The donor contacted officials at Stony Brook University Hospital, where Kranepool hopes to have the transplant, and arranged for a test to determine if his kidney was a match.
“If I’m a match, I’ll go all the way — 100%,” said The News reader. “I would want someone to do this for me. Why wouldn’t I do it for somebody else?”
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Ed Kranepool might have a kidney donor.
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