WEST ALLIS -- A West Allis woman believes in the kindness of strangers. She has to -- because a stranger is the only one who can save her life.
Tattooed on her -- the word "fearless" describes how Jessica Wickersheimer lives, and all that she has survived.
"If I get a kidney, this will be my fourth transplant," said Wickersheimer.
The West Allis woman received her first transplant in 2003 -- to replace her kidneys destroyed by juvenile diabetes. Her body rejected the transplant -- and the next one.
Jessica's third was successful -- until last year when she came down with a blood disorder.
"I take probably 50 pills a day," said Wickersheimer.
Doctors got Wickersheimer's disease under control, but not in time. She needs another donor kidney, and the clock is ticking.
The arteries needed to attach a donated organ to Wickersheimer's body are hardening.
"I need it as soon as I can, because five to six years on a waiting list won't be good for me. They won't be able to operate," said Wickersheimer.
None of Wickersheimer's family or friends is a match. She's counting on a stranger.
Friends raised money to rent a billboard along I-94 -- hoping to find a match among the motorists.
Wickersheimer's billboard went up on Monday, Aug. 27, just in time for an estimated 150,00 visitors to Milwaukee to see it.
"For the Harley 115th anniversary, I knew a lot of people would be coming into Milwaukee and I wanted it out there for that reason," said Wickersheimer.
The volunteer will be added to the local donor list for Wickersheimer and others whose lives depend on a transplant.
Whether it's on two wheels or four -- Wickersheimer is hopeful someone answers her call for help.
Wickersheimer's donor needs to have type O blood and be in good health.
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