NEW YORK (WABC) – On top of the world – the joy and elation of winning it all in 1986, former Met Ed Hearn watched the Mets’ current run from his home in Kansas.

“We have a great owner — I’m excited about the future of this organization,” Hearn said.

Still, when the team celebrated players from years past during the Mets’ Veterans Day reunion this summer, Hearn was a notable absence — due to a serious health issue.

“The main thing now is that I’m losing a kidney,” he says.

The 62-year-old former World Series champion has spent the past few decades as a motivational speaker and helping others – now he’s asking others to help him.

Hearn is in desperate need of a kidney, and he’s hoping Mets fans can step up to the plate.

“I’m in desperate need of a living donor transplant so I can get back into the game of life,” Hearn says, “I’m stage 5, end stage.” There are five stages, I’m at the end. I feel the effects and just need to find a donor.”

As Hearn learned – we are all teammates in life.

“I’m the one who needs help right now,” he says.

To find out how you can help Hearns, CLICK HERE.

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