Part One: A Former Blackman Elementary Student Needs a new Kidney - Second Half of the Show we take a tour of the New Indoor Soccer Facility

Feb 27, 2023 at 07:15 pm by WGNS News

First Part of Program: A young man in Murfreesboro is in need of the communities help… in the form of a kidney transplant. Leaven Wilson, a former Blackman Elementary School student, is currently awaiting the process of doctors seeking the perfect kidney match for the 12-year-old. Making matters more difficult, Leaven's blood type is O+, which means the donated kidney will have to come from an O+ blood type donor (Click here to find out if you are a match, or if you would like to donate one of your kidneys)

His father Elijah Wilson is hopeful that Leaven will be home this summer and able to begin his next school year in-person at Blackman Middle School. Leaven is currently enrolled in the Rutherford County Virtual Schools. To learn more, hear our entire 13-minute interview (above this article) with 12-year-old Leaven, his older brother Atticus and their dad Elijah Wilson.

Second Part of Program: We talked to Murfreesboro Parks and Rec. Director Nate Williams and got a tour of the new indoor soccer facility, which is 110,000 square feet in size. It is about to open to soccer players for practicing, indoor events, and perhaps a few soccer games as well. Plans are currently on “GO” to open the new arena in early spring. The massive new structure is about 75 to 80-feet tall is extremely unique to Tennessee.