Canon City woman hopes billboard will bring her a kidney

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CANON CITY, Colo. -- After spending nearly three years on dialysis, a 59-year-old Cañon City woman is hoping a public billboard could help fight a private medical condition.

Becky Kelly, who has been searching both online and in Colorado for a kidney donor, has allowed a billboard to be setup along Highway 50 in Fremont County that features her name, picture, and health condition.

"I've got to put everything out there, it's just what I've got to do," said Kelly in an interview from her home on Sunday.

The billboard, which was donated by friends of Kelly, is a chance for possible donors to connect with doctors to determine if they're eligible for a possible donation.

In November of 2012, a Wisconsin woman learned a donor had come forward with a kidney after her friends setup a similar billboard looking for help.

"I just can't imagine not being able to do the things I love to do, I love to teach, I love to travel, I'm just not going to give up." added Kelly.

An estimated 93,000 Americans are in need of kidney donation. For more information about Kelly's condition and request for a donor, click here.