Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the past two and a half decades, Thomas Sherwood has put a needle in his upper right arm and slept for four hours while a kidney dialysis machine pumps clean blood into his veins. This Friday, he woke up from his session to a party being thrown in his honor.
The Southeastern New Mexico Kidney Center celebrated Sherwoodâ€™s 27th year of receiving dialysis at the Roswell station operated by Fresenius Medical Care. The 55-year -old was feted with chocolate cake and non-alcoholic drinks, plus a plaque and a gold medal, in the office lobby.
â€œI was totally shocked,â€ Sherwood said, who was all smiles.
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