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“You’ll be able to’t examine giving a kidney. She’s received so many mates locally that we entertained everyone coming in and exhibiting her assist.”
PANAMA CITY — Jennifer Bowman knew that one thing particular was occurring in her neighborhood as quickly as she and her husband Scott turned onto their avenue on Thursday.
“I noticed a sea of blue after which I knew that one thing was up,” she stated, referring to the handfuls of individuals lining the sidewalk with indicators to welcome her dwelling after she’d donated considered one of her kidneys. A lot of her Beachy Seaside Actual Property coworkers who helped set up the occasion wore blue shirts and held blue indicators. Dozens of automobiles had been adorned with indicators that learn welcome dwelling.
“I don’t really feel like I deserve any of this,” stated the 50-year-old mom of six youngsters and grandmother of seven. “I believe it’s nice. I’ve a terrific office and neighborhood full of individuals.”
Bowman spent the final week away from dwelling recovering from the kidney donation surgical procedure. Bowman donated her kidney to native girl Melanie Taylor, who she didn’t know personally on the time. She simply noticed a Fb publish about Taylor’s want and determined to assist.
“I known as it a hero’s homecoming to ensure that her to really feel the love,” Beachy Seaside Realtor Heather Denaro stated on the occasion. Denaro helped set up the shock homecoming by way of e-mail.
“You’ll be able to’t examine giving a kidney,” she stated. “She’s received so many mates locally that we entertained everyone coming in and exhibiting her assist.”
Bowman hugged her sister as quickly as she stepped out of the truck. She was overwhelmed from the entire assist and love.
“Our neighborhood loves us, we all know that,” Bowman stated. “That is the place we’re meant to be. It has been a lot assist. And it’s simply been implausible. We’re each therapeutic nice. Her kidney is functioning simply pretty much as good as my kidney now.”
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