Almost a year ago today, former D.C. United and New England Revolution midfielder Clyde Simms received a kidney transplant which, unfortunately, his body rejected, leaving him to wait for another kidney. The 33-year old midfielder had been battling focal segmental glomerulosclerosis for more than half his life, and he recounted some of his ordeal with Steven Goff in the Washington Post earlier this year.
Now comes this encouraging update, two weeks before Christmas:
Beyond beyond BEYOND THRILLED to share the amazing news that our own @clydesimms19 is recovering amazingly from his kidney transplant earlier this week! Thank you to his angel donor @katrihunter for your selfless act for Clyde's health. Wishing you Clyde and Katri speedy recoveries and we can't wait to have you back here with us!! #kickingkidneydisease #weloveyouclyde ❤️
The donor, Katri Hunter, was Clyde's girlfriend for a while and they've remained friends since. Here's hoping this second time is the charm for Clyde, and a speedy and healthy recovery to him and Kat, we're all thinking of you here!