Mom donates kidney to firefighter who came to the rescue when her 1-year-old daughter had a seizure 

Mail Online | 5/20/2019 | Mia De Graaf Health Editor For; Reporter
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A Minnesota mother has donated her kidney to a firefighter as a thank you for saving her daughter two years ago.

Becca Bundy called 9-1-1 one night in August 2016 when her one-year-old, Hadley, had a shock seizure at home.

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Bill Cox, 66, a firefighter who trained in first aid, responded to the call, and managed to stabilize the child before an ambulance arrived.

'He seemed to care, it wasn't just another call,' Becca told KARE 11, a local TV network.

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Two years later, last October, Becca bumped into Bill at a local fundraiser, where he was tending the bar and wearing a bright green t-shirt that said: 'My Name is Bill. I'm in end stage KIDNEY FAILURE And in need of a KIDNEY.'

Within minutes, they realized they shared the same blood type - and Becca didn't think twice.

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'I couldn't get it out of my head,' she told KARE 11. 'I just said, 'I'm the one and I know it.''

In that conversation, reunited at the fundraiser, Bill explained that he was born with just one kidney, that one was failing, and that he had been on the transplant list since 2017.

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He was nearing the point that he would need to go on dialysis, an arduous and tedious, repetitive procedure to do the kidney's job: removing waste and salt.

There are far more kidney transplants performed a year than other organs (21,167 a year in the US, compared to 8,250 livers, the second most common).


But that does not mean the waiting...
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