9/11 hero donor meets woman whose life he saved

Retired FDNY Firefighter Kevin Shea, who was nearly killed while responding to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, met the woman he donated a kidney to six months ago, writes Dean Balsamini in the NY Post.

 Lois Knudson was stricken with an always-fatal hereditary kidney disease that killed her sister and mother and a kidney transplant was her only hope. Fourteen attempted transplants failed over a four-year waiting period. Because her niece donated a kidney in a donation “chain,” Knudson became eligible for a kidney and Shea’s kidney matched.

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