Kevin Schnurr, of Nesconset, fighting rare kidney disease Alport Syndrome

A Nesconset man is seeking a kidney donor to help treat his kidney disease. Kevin Schnurr, 27, is fighting a rare, hereditary degenerative kidney disease

Kevin Schnurr, 27, is fighting a rare, hereditary degenerative kidney disease called Alport Syndrome. It only affects men, and symptoms typically don't start until the age of 30.

Kevin Schnurr, 27, is fighting a rare, hereditary degenerative kidney disease called Alport Syndrome. It only affects men, and symptoms typically don't start until the age of 30. (11/6/13)

NESCONSET - A Nesconset man is seeking a kidney donor to help treat his kidney disease.

Kevin Schnurr, 27, is fighting a rare, hereditary degenerative kidney disease called Alport Syndrome.

Both of Schnurr's kidneys have failed. He is on the national donor waiting list, but it could take years before he gets a kidney, so he’s trying to find a living person to donate one.

Schnurr says as of last week there were 98,000 people in need of a kidney on the donor waiting list.

Schnurr is trying to raise awareness and money for research by doing a 5K this weekend.

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