A grandmother who might receive the kidneys of a death row inmate calls the convicted killer ‘brave.’
Judy Frith, a grandmother and cancer survivor in Washington state, is seeking to potentially receive the kidneys of Ramiro Gonzales, who was convicted in 2006 in the rape and murder of 18-year-old Bridget Townsend.
‘It’s very rare to find somebody that wants to do a live donation in the first place,’ Frith said in an interview with NewsNation. ‘It’s very brave. I think it would be a shame if Mr. Gonzales wants to do that, and he’s not allowed to.’
Frith, who has been on dialysis for four years, shares the same blood type as Gonzales, Type B. The grandmother shared that the wait to receive a kidney for her blood type is about six years.
‘The type of dialysis I do, I have to do four times a day,’ Frith said. ‘I do it myself – I do it at home – do it at work. I’m on a pretty short tether. I’m not allowed to swim. I have dietary issues – so getting a kidney transplant – I can take my…