Kidney Warrior project raises awareness about living organ donation

LOCAL 10 NEWS | Kristi Krueger

3 families help save 6 lives after man diagnosed with kidney disease

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A South Florida woman has made it her mission to spread the word about living organ donation and how people can save a life by donating something they don't really need.

For years, only close friends and family knew that Neil Emmott had kidney disease.

But more than a year ago, when his kidneys began to fail, Neil's private battle became very public. Neil needed a new kidney, and waiting for a deceased donor could take many years.

Neil's wife, Lisa, was ruled out as living donor for medical reasons. So, instead, Lisa turned to Facebook for help and was overwhelmed by the response.

"People from seven countries on four continents reached out to me online," Lisa said. "The power of social media when used for good can do exactly that -- find good." Continue reading