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Boy From 'Success Kid' Meme Is Now 8 & Trying To Get His Dad A New Kidney

One of the world's most popular memes was known as 'Success Kid', a baby with a triumphant look on his face and his fist clenched in victory, but in real life he is Sammy Griner, now eight years old. 

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Now, Sammy is using his internet success to ask for someone out there to donate a kidney to his father, Justin.

Justin needs pre-treatments and a transplant to avoid the same fate as his mother who died from Kidney disease. At the moment he spends 12 hours a week in a dialysis clinic. 

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Sammy's mum said "I thought what a positive boost it could bring to our fundraising efforts for people to know this is for the father of the baby who has made so many people smile." 

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The family has revealed that they have had several family and friends offer and get tested to be donors but so far there is no match. 

They have set up a GoFundMe page here, to raise $75,000 that will be needed for the procedure and medication. So far the page has raised more than $38,000. 

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