Ocala family begs on street corner for kidney donation for teenage son

Family is asking for kidney donation for 19-year-old Nico Rivera


OCALA, Fla. – A Florida family has is begging on street corners for a very unusual donation -- a kidney.

Jill Brannen and her two young daughters held signs on an Ocala street corner Saturday looking for a kidney for 19-year-old Nico Rivera. Rivera is on dialysis and has a rare disorder and both of his kidneys are 90 percent scar tissue.

Brannen and her kids held up the orange signs as cars drove by Saturday, hoping to find luck with a Type O or A donor. Several family friends also joined them on the street corner.


The Ocala Star-Banner reports the family received a half dozen calls for donor information packets.

Brannen and her two daughters said they'll be back at it again next weekend. The family is using the hashtag #Nico on social media to further spread the word. They urged potential donors to call 352-207-3885 or 704-213-5190 or visit http://x.co/aokidney