Man meets the kidney donor who saved his life: 'I hope to make you proud one day'


A 21-year-old who was diagnosed with Lupus and advanced kidney disease met the man whose organ donation saved  his life, live on "Good Morning America" Monday.

"I really wish there was any words that I would be able to say to describe to you how grateful I am for you giving me this new opportunity," Chris, 21, told his kidney donor, Abraham, after the two embraced in an emotional hug. "I really want you to know your kidney went to a good place."

"I hope to make you proud one day and everything I do I’m going to do it for you," he added.

"I’m grateful I’ve been able to do it," said Abraham, a 19-year-old college student who wished to only be identified by his first name.

At just 16-years-old, Chris, who also wished to only be identified by his first name, was diagnosed with Lupus that led to advanced kidney disease.

"It was around the beginning of the school year. Me and my brothers, we played flag football in, like, a league," Chris recalled. "I tried to throw the football but, I ... literally, the ball went, like a couple feet and just hit the ground. And, like, that's when I really knew that something was like, wrong." Continue reading