Yet they’re a perfect match.
The two come from different parts of West Tennessee, have entirely different interests and look nothing alike, yet they formed a special bond when Ms. Williams — a 23-year-old from Obion — received a life-saving kidney donation from Ms. Summerlin — a 21-year-old from Eads — in late March.
The young women actually crossed paths as far back as 2006 as high school participants in Tennessee Teen Institute, a statewide alcohol and drug prevention program, but it wasn’t until 2011 that they became closer than ever.
Ms. Williams, an Obion County Central High School graduate who is now a pre-med student at Lane College in Jackson, learned three years ago that her kidneys had shut down.
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