ROSWELL, Ga. -- Pamela Locke and John Bafford are grateful for every day.
They both received lifesaving transplants, and now they are throwing a "birthday" party to celebrate their new lives and raise money for their ongoing medical expenses.
The second annual Party for a Cause will be held on Thursday, Apr. 14 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Founders Hall (1076 Canton Street, Roswell, 30075).
Locke, 47, of Marietta was diagnosed with renal failure in 2003 and began dialysis treatments three days a week. She waited 19 months before receiving a transplant in 2006.
Unfortunately, Locke's health battles returned in 2009, when doctors told her that she needed a second transplant. Thus began her quest to find a living kidney donor.
Cindy Comstock, Locke's childhood friend, heard about her search and mentioned it to another friend, Laurie Collins.