Saturday, August 15, 2015

DELAWARE WOMAN RECEIVES KIDNEY OF FATHER KILLED IN ACCIDENT

ABC News NY

PHILADELPHIA -- There's been an odd, but very poignant twist to the story of a deadly pedestrian accident Friday night in Delaware.

It turns out that a man who died in the accident was an organ donor - and one of his kidneys has been transplanted into his daughter.

60-year-old Anthony Jenkins had offered to donate a kidney to his daughter, Stacey Knox, but couldn't because of a previous heart attack.

Knox has battled diabetes since she was a little girl.

Last year, after her kidneys failed, she went onto the transplant list.

Her father wanted to help.

"He'd always say I'd give my life for your life," Stacey told Action News.

But Jenkins couldn't be a donor because of his own health.

Friday night, while visiting his brother in Bear, Delaware, Jenkins accidentally stepped into the path of a car. Continue reading

 

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