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  • Robin Schrader, 15, was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease last year 
  • The teen was diagnosed shortly after going in for a physical for cheerleading
  • Her mother Cirila Munyon wanted to donate her own kidney, but wasn't able to because of her medical history 
  • The mother took to Facebook to put out a plea and even painted the request on the windshield of her SUV 
  • More than 170 people from across the country have since contacted the family 

By Karen Ruiz For Dailymail.com

Published: 11:36 EST, 15 February 2017 | Updated: 13:13 EST, 15 February 2017

A mother's desperate quest to find her 15-year-old daughter a new kidney has gone viral after she wrote a request for the organ on her car window.

Robin Schrader, from Tuscon, Arizona was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease last May after she had gone in for a sports physical to join her high school's cheerleading squad, CBS reported. 

When doctor's found her blood pressure was high, Robin went to the hospital where she was diagnosed with MPGN, (Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis) a rare disease in which the immune system attacks the kidney.

Robin Schrader, 15, was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease that requires the teen to undergo dialysis treatment three times a week  Robin Schrader, 15, was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease that requires the teen to undergo dialysis treatment three times a week 

Robin Schrader, 15, was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease that requires the teen to undergo dialysis treatment three times a week 

Kidney wanted: The teen's mother Cirila Munyon, went on a quest to find her daughter a new kidney after she was told she wasn't able to donate her own and even wrote the request on her car  Kidney wanted: The teen's mother Cirila Munyon, went on a quest to find her daughter a new kidney after she was told she wasn't able to donate her own and even wrote the request on her car 

Kidney wanted: The teen's mother Cirila Munyon, went on a quest to find her daughter a new kidney after she was told she wasn't able to donate her own and even wrote the request on her car 

Cirila Munyon, Robin's mother, found out her daughter needed a transplant and got tested to donate her own. Munyon, however, was not able to because she was found to have a history of diabetes and other blood conditions.

'Right now her doctor has said she needs it ASAP, while she is still in good health,' she told KVOA. According to Robin, doctors said her kidneys were only 14 per cent functional. Four months later, she lost all function in the organs. 

Robin's condition did not allow her to join the cheer squad and she now spends up to four hours a day and three days a week on dialysis. 

The mother then took on a quest to find her daughter a new kidney by putting the plea on social media and even on her car. Munyon took to Facebook and asked friends and family to help her daughter. She even wrote the request on the back of her car.

The gift of life: The mother has posted flyers urging type O people to donate The gift of life: The mother has posted flyers urging type O people to donate
Robin Schrader smiles as she lies in a hospital bed Robin Schrader smiles as she lies in a hospital bed

Munyon has created flyers to find a Type O donor for her 15-year-old daughter (left) Robin is in need of a transplant while she is 'still in good health' 

Mom and daughter: Munyon (right) said she has received numerous calls at all hours of the day in response to her plea ever since the post went viral  Mom and daughter: Munyon (right) said she has received numerous calls at all hours of the day in response to her plea ever since the post went viral 

Mom and daughter: Munyon (right) said she has received numerous calls at all hours of the day in response to her plea ever since the post went viral 

Robin smiles as she undergoes dialysis treatment: The teen was unfortunately unable to to join her high school cheerleading squad after she was diagnosed and now spends three hours a day on dialysis  Robin smiles as she undergoes dialysis treatment: The teen was unfortunately unable to to join her high school cheerleading squad after she was diagnosed and now spends three hours a day on dialysis 

Robin smiles as she undergoes dialysis treatment: The teen was unfortunately unable to to join her high school cheerleading squad after she was diagnosed and now spends three hours a day on dialysis 

'My 15yr old needs a kidney. Type O blood. Call or Txt' she wrote with her phone number. 

One kind stranger saw Munyon's car at a McDonald's and asked if he could post a picture of it on Facebook.  

Weeks after, Munyon said the family has received more than 170 potential donors who have agreed to fill out paperwork to see if they are compatible with Robin's type. 

The picture, which was posted by John Dratllo more than two weeks ago, has been shared more than 19,000 times. The Dratllo family met Robin and her mother for the first time earlier this month while the teen had been undergoing treatment.

The family has also set up a GoFundMe page for the high school freshman, where more than $4,000 have been raised. 

Munyon said the plea has attracted numerous calls during 'all hours of the evening and in the morning', but Munyon said she is 'perfectly happy' with it. 

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