A 15-YEAR-OLD is fighting for his life for a new kidney.
And it will be a blessing for him to wake up from a sleep because he has so far outlived predictions by doctors.
His father, Uraia Dravikula in a statement is appealing nationwide for a kidney donor for his son, Thomas Dravikula.
Thomas suffers from chronic renal failure and urgently needs a donor.
Mr Dravikula said each day for his son was a blessing.
The Ovalau native has served with the Christian missionary organisation for close to three decades.
The 54-year-old Salvation Army veteran has even attempted to give his kidney but after losing kilograms in body weight, he was told that the condition of his kidney would not suffice.
He said they needed a donor who had healthy kidneys that would be compatible with his son and also share the same blood type — O.
Salvation Army has been paying for treatment for his son since he was diagnosed in July, 2010 and he thanked them for the assistance.
People who wish to help can contact Mr Dravikula on 9332478 or on 3315177 at the Salvation Army in Suva.
Kidney Foundation of Fiji administrator Pushp Chand said blood types and genes of the donor and recipient should be the same.
He said tests — which usually took one to two months — should be done in Fiji before any transfer could be made to India or any other country for further treatment.