Sioux City Journal | Tm Gallagher
She was being a friend, too.
"If you are 18 or older, healthy and have type B or O blood...would you consider applying to be a potential kidney donor for Dea Lieu?" she wrote in late July. "You may be the perfect match for Dea."
Turns out she didn't have to look far. The author of the plea gave a kidney to Lieu in surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, Iowa, on Thursday.
"It is amazing Amy is a match," said Lieu, the Ivory Coast native who came to Dordt College here several years ago to learn more about agricultural diversity. Lieu, 51, directs the Christian Association for the Fight Against Poverty in Ivory Coast. Many of his donors come from Sioux County, home to Dordt College and its unique agriculture ministry curriculum.
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