Local Man Visits the Dentist and Finds a New Kidney

CBS 58 | Michele McCormack
Judy the Receptionist donated kidney to Jeff
Hales Corners - Retired business man Jeff Eckrich would often pass the time at the dentist's office talking about his struggle with diabetes.

At 67, Eckrich visited the same dentist, Clemence Dental Group in Hales Corners, for a number of years.

He spoke frequently with Judy the receptionist.

She knew how he needed a new kidney and that he had suffered from renal failure due to complications of diabetes.

Judy just felt compelled to help.

First, her husband offered to be a living donor for Jeff, who he also knew.

But after testing, it was determined he wasn’t compatible.

Judy then decided she would do all she could to help and herself applied as a living donor. Continue reading
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