Vincent Elam

Image of Vincent Elam's Facebook page.

Vincent Elam of Appomattox County is a husband and father in need of a kidney donor. Last week, Elam took to social media to make his life-or-death need known in hopes of connecting with the right donor.

In his social media post, Elam explained that he has been grappling with stage five kidney (renal) failure for the last three years.

“My daily life as a provider to my family has been significantly impacted by the quality of my health. Kidney failure has created both and financial and personal challenges for me, including costs related to medication, dialysis, frequent doctor visits, being out of work, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle,” wrote Elam. 

For more on this story, see the Times Virginian issue on Wednesday.