A Cape Town musician is hopeful to meet his match in a kidney donor that might save his life.
Winston Moses from Parow is the vocalist for the band Encore.
The 47-year-old was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney failure after he collapsed in May while watching his son play soccer.
He only has 15% of the use of his kidneys left which means he must either get a new organ or face death.
Winston says he is lucky to have found a donor, but now hopes it will be a match.
“We have found one person with my blood type and doctors are busy with tests to confirm whether this could hopefully be the donor.
“We are all praying for that. This will really give me a second chance in life.”
Winston’s wife, Antoinette, says the donor would like to remain anonymous until they know for certain it’s a match.
Last month, Band-Aid SA, an initiative providing financial assistance to needy local musicians, managed to raise close to R40 000 for Winston’s medical bills and daily living expenses.
Winston says he wants to make music again.
“I have noticed that since the story of my kidney disease broke in the media, people think that I am not able to work at all.
“I am feeling much better since starting dialysis. I have much more energy now, and I want to work.”
Antoinette says: “It has been a really big adjustment, but we have had to work it into our lives now.
“We always try to make the best of everything and stay focused on the positives.”