Local teen in need of Christmas miracle gets kidney donation

LAS VEGAS NOW | Mauricio Marin

Las Vegas - A valley teen received the gift of life for Christmas thanks to an organ transplant.

14-year-old Michael Alexander suffers from several serious illnesses and has undergone more than 80 surgeries.

For more than two years he’s needed a kidney transplant. On Wednesday his wish for a donor came true.

"He's got a lot of angels watching over him that's for sure," said Pamela Henry, Michael’s mother.

It was a long 24 hours for Pamela after she finally got the call she’d been waiting for, a kidney for her son.

"It was very surreal. It was kind of like ‘are you serious? Don't mess with me!’ And she said it's a perfect match," said Pamela.

Pamela spoke to us from Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in Palo Alto, California where Michael is recovering from the kidney transplant. Continue reading