Posted by Bossip Staff
In the fight for her life, Natalie Cole‘s sister may donate a kidney:
Natalie Cole’s sister has offered to donate her own kidney, to help save the ailing singer’s life. Cole, 58, has been battling ill health since she was diagnosed with hepatitis c in 2008.
According to the National Enquirer, Cole – whose father was legendary crooner Nat King Cole – has been treated for kidney failure since September (08), and doctors have told her she needs a transplant.
The tabloid claims Cole asked family members not to donate, but her sister Timolin, 47, was tested in secret, and has been declared a match for her sick sibling. Cole is currently too weak to undergo surgery, but doctors are reportedly building up her strength so they can carry out the organ swap next month.
A source tells the Enquirer, “After (she learned of the match), Natalie kept saying, ‘I can’t believe this! I’m so blessed. My sister’s giving me a tomorrow. She’s saving my life.'”
Natalie has been rather sickly too. We hope her strength improves soon so she can get the surgery she so desperately needs.