GHENT–Bryan Sigler, 29, of Ghent raised more than $1,900 for the National Kidney Foundation during the annual Kidney Foundation 3K Walk in Albany, June 6.
Mr. Sigler told his mother, Joy Scofield, that he wanted to raise money to promote kidney awareness–so no one has to go without a kidney.
Hopefully that sentiment will come true for Mr. Sigler, who could use a new kidney himself.
Ms. Scofield told The Columbia Paper that her son was diagnosed with kidney disease five years ago. In April, he was put on dialysis. He goes to the Columbia-Greene Dialysis Center on Route 66 in Ghent for treatments three times a week.
Not one to shy away from a challenge, Mr. Sigler is legally deaf and blind, but he is a 2002 graduate of Taconic Hills High School and works at COARC in Mellenville.
“This kid is a real go-getter, he’ll give you the shirt off his back, that’s the kind of person he is–a giving, loving person,” said Ms. Scofield, noting her son’s generosity is even reflected in his blood type is O negative, the universal donor.
He lives at home with his mother, his brothers Michael and Austin, and his great aunt Kathy Miller.