FLORIDA – Tampa woman advertising need for kidney claims HOA wants signs taken down
TAMPA, Fla, – (WFLA) – A Hillsborough County woman in desperate need of a kidney is turning to 8 On Your Side for help over a dispute with her homeowners’ association.
Gabi Morales says the Glen Oaks HOA wants her to remove magnetic signs she has placed on her car.
“It’s a community, you’re supposed to help each other, not tear each other down,” Gabi says.
The signs are about 12 inches x 10 inches. She’s had the signs on the two back doors for a month trying to encourage people to go see if they’re a match or a potential donor for others.
The sign reads, “23-year-old needs living kidney donor! Give the gift of life! Facebook: Find a Kidney For Gabriele ‘Gabi.’”
Gabi says a HOA board member is now telling her that the signs are against community rules, and that the signs would make her car a commercial vehicle.
But Gabi and her mother, Tammi Morales, tell us they aren’t selling anything and are only asking for help. They don’t believe their car is a commercial vehicle. Read more: