Milwaukee man saved by kidney donation from woman he never met

WTMJ | Brandon Rook

There are a lot of people right now on a waiting list for an organ transplant and one Milwaukee woman made it her mission to take someone's name off that list, by donating to a person in need, even if it was a stranger.

Kathryn Kamm was overwhelmed and emotional the first time she met Jonathan Morales at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center.

Kamm gave a piece of herself—her kidney—so that Morales could live.

"It's incredibly rewarding," Kamm said.

Dealing with kidney failure, Morales was on a waiting list for four years. Instead of just waiting, he came up with a unique way to ask for help. He and his fiancee wrote on their cars and were active about his need on social media, that's how Kamm found out

"In the end, it just came down to if somebody I loved needed something like this I would hope that someone else would step forward and be tested and do it," Kamm said. Continue reading
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