KANAWHA COUNTY, W. Va. (WOWK) —
Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper is recovering from a kidney transplant surgery.
According to a release from the County Commission, the Commission President underwent kidney transplant surgery on Saturday, April 13th.
After battling a significant illness involving his kidneys, Commissioner Carper was able to receive a donor kidney from a close family member and the life-saving surgery was performed in Charleston.
“Commissioner Carper is a dear friend and I have been on the Commission with him for the past 23 years, my wife and I wish him a speedy recovery and will keep him and his family in our thoughts and prayers throughout this process,” stated Commissioner Henry C. Shores.
Commissioner Ben Salango stated, “My wife and I are pleased the surgery was a success for our friend,Commissioner Carper. He and his family remain in our thoughts.