ATLANTA — An 8-year-old boy says one of his lifelong dreams came true when he flew to Atlanta and watched the San Francisco 49ers and Falcons play.
Another dream request though could save his life.
The Falcons-49ers trip was a present for Jamison Boutwell’s 8th birthday to watch his favorite team. The day was made even better when his hero 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo gave him a game towel.
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Now back at home in Maine, Jamison’s family faces a scary reality.
“He was born with something that wasn’t caught, and then it wasn’t caught for years. It damaged his bladder and his kidneys, and now were chronically managing both of those on a daily basis,” his father Matt Boutwell told WABI-TV.
About three years ago, the family learned Jamison would need a kidney transplant. They are still searching for a donor.
“I’d say #shareyourspare. You know, it’s something we would be forever grateful to have someone donate to Jamison,” his mother Bethany Short said.
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The family begs for people to get tested to see if they are a match.
Until then, Jamison is staying positive and looks forward to the day he can live with more energy. The energy would make future trips with dad a little easier.
“And I’m gonna be older and taller! I’m gonna be tall!” Jamison said.
The family asks anyone who be interested to see if they are a match to for Jamison to message them through the “Kidney4Jamison” Facebook page.
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