Mark Pendlebury has been an insulin-dependent diabetic since he was 4. He’s used to counting carbohydrates and checking his blood sugar.
But if he and his family raise enough funds for his needed pancreas and kidney transplant, Pendlebury’s diabetic days would be a thing of the past.
“It’d be life-changing,” said Pendlebury, 33, of Martinez. “It’ll definitely be weird. It’ll be a blessing.”
Pendlebury’s family, volunteers from his church, The Vineyard, and American Legion Post 192 are holding a chili cook-off Saturday to help him raise funds for the transplant.