Oklahoma boy with rare disease looking for kidney transplant

VIDEO: Oklahoma boy with rare disease looking for kidney transplant

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Okla. — A 9-year-old Oklahoma boy with a rare disease is looking for a kidney.

Dakota Roe suffers from cystinosis which affects all the organs in his body but mainly his kidney.

(Joesph Daniel Roe)
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He’s been fighting the disease since he was 2 years old and recently had to start using a feeding tube.

Dakota’s family told FOX23 if he doesn’t get a new kidney soon he will have to start dialysis. They say they want him to be able to be a normal kid and live a normal life.

(Joesph Daniel Roe)

Dakota has O-positive blood.

If people want to see if they’re a match they can call the Oklahoma Transplant Center at 405-271-7498.

(Joesph Daniel Roe)