Marvin Gaye III Reveals Kidney Failure, Pleads for Kidney DonationBy: Meaghan Ellis - September 27, 2013
Almost everyone who has ever listened to R&B or admires the craft is familiar with hit 70s crooner, Marvin Gaye. However, most aren’t familiar with his son – or the fact that he had one – until now. Earlier this week, the son of late R&B legend, Marvin Gaye shared his complications with renal failure with the world.
Gaye III revealed that he has been fighting a consistent battle with kidney failure for the past three years. As a recipient of dialysis for three years, Gaye is in desperate need of a kidney transplant, as he’s been suffering from complications in finding a suitable donor, ABC News reported.
Gaye shared his medical condition with the world in hopes of finding a suitable kidney for a successful transplant. However, he’s having trouble doing so. Gaye also stated that he opted to go public in regards to his condition in an effort to draw national attention from those who might be suitable donors. Serving as an advocate for the ailing illness, he challenges both Hispanics and African Americans to join the movement in finding healthy donors for those in need.
In an effort to express his own sentiments toward those plagued with renal failure, he intends to donate a percentage of the proceeds from his up-coming album to an organization that specializes in kidney research.
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