Joey Sughroue has Alports Syndrome, a rare disease damaging his kidneys. He asked all of his friends and relatives for a living donation. They have not found a match.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Joey and Audrey Sughroue enjoyed their wedding day this past summer surrounded by friends and family in downtown Kansas City.
The couple met just before lockdown in 2020. Joey Sughroue said COVID-19 accelerated their relationship, but a recent decline in his health has strengthened their bond.
“Sometimes I feel selfish, just because a lot of what we do revolves around my health,” he said.
“I wish I was a match for him so I could just do it myself and make this all better,” Audrey Sughroue said.