Boy awaiting new kidney becomes west Toledo letter carrier

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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - Posted by Nick Dutton - email

TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) – Some mail carriers in Toledo teamed up to show their support for a 9-year-old boy with chronic kidney disease Thursday.

Devin Dailey, who is in desperate need of a new kidney, continues to hope that a match will come through.

In order to lift his spirits, Devin was named an honorary letter carrier, something he says he has always dreamed of doing.

Additionally, Devin got to take home an entire stack of letters full of well wishes and donations from Wernerts station postal workers where his father works.

Patricia Dailey, Devi's mother, says this was a treat because last December's dialysis treatments were tough on her son. In fact, he had complications from the procedure.

"I hope I don't have to get dialysis," said Devin. "I hope someone's going to loan me a kidney."

The postal workers do not want to see Devin go through that painful experience again either.

"It means so much to them to show the public that you know we're about helping other people and anything we can do to help make someone's life brighter, then that's what we're here to do," said Wernerts Post Office Manager Charles Jackson.

After receiving supplies and getting all dressed up, Devin dashed off in a limo and headed to the Manhattan post office for more treats and well wishes.

After the day of fun, Devin and his family will begin preparing for a trip to Cincinnati to see if any of them might be able to donate a kidney for the boy.

"Be willing to do it for other people," said Patricia Dailey. "If it's for a young child or even an adult who actually needs a kidney, do that."

Devin thanked everyone for the special day and says he hopes everyone has a great Christmas.

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