CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A Clayton County police officer is just days away from a life-saving kidney transplant, and the donor is his wife.
Brian and Sheimicka Freeman have been married 21 years. That’s also how long he’s been a cop in south metro Atlanta. The Freemans are about to have a bond few couples share when Sheimicka donates a kidney to save Brian’s life.
The transplant surgery is scheduled for July 24. Brian Freeman, who has been a Clayton County officer for 13 years, has been running out of time ever since diabetes and high blood pressure ruined his kidneys. Doctors made the diagnosis in 2017.
“They said I only had 10 percent kidney function left,” Brian said.
The first steps in Brian’s transplant journey were dark and difficult days – until the discovery that Sheimicka was a perfect match.
“It is truly a unique story that I was able to be a match, and when they told us we were very, very surprised,” Sheimicka said.
There is a GoFundMe page set up to help the Freeman family through this ordeal. They have two children. While Brain is out of work, Sheimicka hopes to begin a master's degree program at Kennesaw State University.
“I will forever be indebted to her,” Brian said.
Sheimicka quickly responded: “Absolutely!”