Many do not know, especially since she cannot play this season after transferring from Ohio State last year, but Tori McCoy a sophomore on Marquette’s team, has been battling fatigue all year long. Until recently, it was stated via a family member, she thought it was the wear and tear of being a student-athlete.
Unfortunately, McCoy was admitted to Aurora Sinai Medical Center for an illness a few days ago, when she was then diagnosed with a rare kidney disease called Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS).
The family stated in their bio of their GoFundMe page, McCoy has about 80% damage to both of her kidneys and dialysis would not be enough for her, but she would need a transplant.
McCoy can remain playing basketball and attending school while she goes through treatment. While she waits for a new kidney, McCoy will be receiving four-hour dialysis treatments three times a week.
For those seeking to help the McCoy family with their medical bills, more information can be found on their GoFundMe page.