Church member donates deceased son's kidney to save pastor's life

FOX 10 | Amanda LeBrot

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg mother turned her own grief into a life-saving miracle for the worship pastor at her church.

"Only the best screen writers could have attempted to write this script," Pastor Michael Minor said.

Minor was diagnosed with diabetes as a young adult in 1996. As the disease progressed, Minor's kidneys began to shut down, and eventually completely stopped functioning properly.

Minor was in end-stage renal failure.

He began home dialysis about two years ago, but the best long-term solution was a kidney transplant.

Minor was on donation lists for three area hospitals, and while organ donation lists usually come with significant wait time, Minor's blood type made his wait even longer. Continue reading

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