DENVER (CBS4) – Six months ago, Steve Kostiuk’s kidneys were operating at 6 percent and his future was uncertain. Now it’s crystal clear.
Kostiuk has lupus, and his kidneys began to fail late last year. He needed a kidney. His blood type ruled out any immediate family, so he started a campaign to find a living donor. CBS4 documented his search in a story in November.
After our story aired, he found his living donor.
“I was crying when they told me that I had a donor,” Kostiuk said.
Months of campaigning with advertisements on his car and on social media proved successful for Kostiuk, who has a wife and four young children.
His surprise donor is man from Kostiuk’s past — 20 years in the past to be exact.
“He is giving me an incredible gift of life and he’s giving me a second chance,” Kostiuk said.
His donor is Chad Logan, who two decades ago played with Kostiuk on a football team at Jefferson High School in Edgewater. Continue reading
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