2 women celebrate gift of life after Facebook post for donor

6ABC | Ali Gorman RN

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) --A woman in South Jersey says she can't explain it, but she felt compelled to help a woman she's never met before after seeing her story on Facebook.

Erin Francis of the Somerton section of Philadelphia and Breanna Sipple of Pine Hill, New Jersey are still recovering, but they're celebrating successful surgeries and the gift of life.

Due to a childhood illness, Erin learned at 24-years-old her kidneys were failing. She went on dialysis and needed a transplant.

No one in her family was a match.

"You just try to be positive, but it's hard to be positive sometimes because you feel like your life is slipping through your hands," Erin said.

Newly married, her husband Rich shared her story on Facebook to keep family in the loop and for another reason. Continue reading


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