Kidney donation forges rare bond for Beaumont policeman

12 NEWS NOW | William Blanchette, KBMT

In 2014, Danny Valdez was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease that threatened his life as much as any gun wielding suspect would. The 24 year veteran officer was forced to self administer dialysis treatments five days a week and Valdez needed a kidney transplant.

Former Beaumont office, Doug Kibodeaux, offered to donate his kidney to Valdez, but the match wasn't preferable.

"Without Doug, I would still be on the transplant list, so Doug facilitated me getting a transplant," said Danny Valdez, a Beaumont police officer.The wheels were moving though and then Valdez received a phone call. Continue reading