Chosocton Tribune | Kathie Dickerson
"Now I jump out of bed with a spring in my step and say, 'What are we going to take on today?'" Coshocton resident Jenny Wilson said. "Before, I didn't know how bad I was feeling. I just dealt with it and put one foot in front of the other."
Wilson received a kidney transplant Feb. 23, the result of a donor chain reaction started when a friend stepped forward to donate one of her kidneys to Wilson, but wasn't a match.
"Thank you isn't enough to say to the person who was my donor, or to Jessica (Hostetter) who started it all," Wilson said.
The message Wilson wants to spread is living donors can make a difference, too.
"I want to spread awareness -- you don't have to be deceased to donate," she said. "What you're giving that person is a whole new life."