Philip Roselle has been a dedicated police officer in Norwalk, CT for over 30 years. He lives in Norwalk, CT with his wife and two young sons, ages 9 and 14. Last September, he was shot by a fellow officer in an accidental discharge at the shooting range, changing his life forever.
Phil has been a diabetic since he was 19 years old. Complications from the shooting accident have caused his kidneys to fail, and he is now on dialysis treatment three times a week. The plan was to get him on the transplant list at Yale New Haven Hospital and then begin the search for a living kidney donor.
But in order for Phil to be considered a suitable candidate for a kidney transplant, he has to be in reasonable health. Unfortunately, over the last few months, Phil has been in the hospital’s critical care unit twice. Currently, he has a blood clot in his lung which the doctors are trying to dissolve with medication. He also has a partial blockage in his heart and is awaiting a decision on treatment for that condition. All while still carrying the bullet from the shooting accident inside his rib cage area. Phil has permanent nerve damage in his arm and has been diagnosed with PTSD.