Seattle kidney chain changes 8 lives: 'It's the gift of life'

KOMO NEWS | Molly Shen

SEATTLE -- It took less than 24 hours to connect the links of a kidney chain that started and ended in Seattle.

"It definitely came out of nowhere. We weren't expecting anything like this," Nathan West said of his rare kidney disorder. "Over the course of a little over a year, it developed to where I needed to go on dialysis."

West's life was about to change dramatically for the better, thanks to a donated kidney from the other side of the country. But to truly appreciate what was about to happen, you have to go back about 24 hours, to Ashlee Denherder.

She wanted to give one of her kidneys to a friend with kidney disease, named Larry. Continue reading

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