Waveland Mayor Mike Smith scheduled for kidney transplant

Outgoing Waveland Mayor Mike Smith received an early Christmas present today.

His doctors have scheduled him for a kidney transplant on January 9th, 2023.

Smith served two terms and Jay Trapani will be sworn in next month.

Smith was diagnosed with stage five kidney failure. His wife of 43 years, Melanie, was tested to be a donor and the couple learned she’s a match.

Smith tells us pre-op tests are scheduled for December 28th and the surgery will be at Ochsner’s in New Orleans.

He posted on his Facebook page today about the surgery date saying: “just received great news. The transplant is scheduled for January 9th. Praise God! My amazing wife Melanie is my donor. Thank God for her.”

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