Man donates kidney to his neighbor, a father of five

The Daily Independent | Kierra Blessing

DERRY, N.H. — Last summer, Charlie Foote knew something wasn't right.

The fatigue, the back pain, the general feeling of being unwell, could only mean one thing for the 44-year-old: it was time for a new kidney.

Charlie — a father of five — learned in 2001 he suffers from IGA nephropathy, an autoimmune disease that slowly destroys the kidneys. A transplant he received in 2002 worked wonders until last November, when the disease took its toll on the new organ. That's when Shad McNair stepped in. Continue reading

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