My daughter-in-law was in stage 5 renal failure, desperately in need of a kidney. My son (her husband) had always been a donor but as a result of a automobile accident he passed away from multiple organ failures in 2007. BNSF railroad did a article on our family and the desperate need of a donor. We live in Oklahoma and a man from Springfield, Missouri that also works for the railroad saw the article and responded . It turned out he was a match and even though he didn't know our family he made several trips to Oklahoma and donated his kidney. My grandson also has this kidney disease and if he ever needs a kidney I pray people are this responsive. Jessee is my hero. Jessee is also in the military and served in Iraq, and Afghanistan. He is 38 years old and his wife has been diagnosed with MS. Despite their own worries this young family cared enough about my family to show courage and love of their fellow man.They are truly a remarkable and loving family.
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