By writer to metro.newschannelnebraska.com
In 2006, first yr instructor at Lourdes Central Catholic, Jon Borer, was launched to on the time, junior Derek McGinnis.
Thursday, February 25th 2021, 1:52 PM CST
NEBRASKA CITY-In 2006, first yr instructor at Lourdes Central Catholic, Jon Borer, was launched to on the time, junior Derek McGinnis. Now in 2021, the 2 meet once more. This time, nonetheless, their connection is linked by extra than simply training.
“I discovered I had a kidney illness, FSGS (focal segmental glomerulosclerosis), about 4 years in the past,” mentioned McGinnis. “This summer time, my kidney features began declining. In the direction of fall time, it actually declined and I needed to begin dialysis. At that time, they determined it was time for a kidney transplant.”
McGinnis’s ask for a kidney donor acquired quite a few volunteers, however in the end it was destiny that determined to deliver McGinnis and Borer collectively— this time, for all times.
“I moved away for some time and after I got here again, his spouse Taylor was a instructor right here at Lourdes (Central Catholic),” mentioned Borer. “Once I discovered this fall that he was in want of a transplant, and in want of a donor, I signed up. I used to be simply the one which was chosen.”
Now, two weeks publish kidney transplant, McGinnis and Borer each have a special phrase to explain Lourdes Central Catholic shifting ahead.”
“The household facet is unquestionably very robust,” mentioned Borer.