Little Boy Was in For a Big Surprise After Finding Out Who His Organ Donor Was

POPSUGAR | Perri Konecki

In December of last year, Kristi Goll reached out to her Facebook friends in a desperate attempt to find a living kidney donor for her 8-year-old son Jackson. She wrote that "social media has the ability to go a long way," but she had no idea that it would be the resource that would save her son's life. After nearly 1,500 shares, the post caught Lindsey Bittorf's eye. Lindsey, a police officer and mother, knew that she had the same blood type as Jackson and wanted to be the one to give the little boy a new kidney.

Beth Gerndt Spaith, a transplant nurse coordinator, said that many people had contacted the University of Wisconsin Transplant Program, and Lindsey was confirmed to be a good match for Jackson. "All along, I thought this was fate," Lindsey told UW Health. Continue reading
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