By writer to www.mypanhandle.com
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — A neighborhood kidney donor obtained a shock homecoming that impressed tears on Thursday in Panama Metropolis.
Jennifer Bowman not too long ago donated her kidney to a different Panama Metropolis resident, Melanie Taylor, who had been searching for a donor for months.
“Some days are extraordinarily emotional. In the future you hear there may be a donor and you then discover out one thing occurred and so they’re not going to be a match,” stated Taylor. “It simply meant a lot to me that Jennifer was prepared to do it. I’ll ceaselessly be grateful to her for giving me my well being again.”
On Thursday, Bowman got here house to search out her road lined with neighbors, mates, and coworkers from Beachy Seaside Actual Property cheering her on for what they referred to as “a hero’s homecoming.”
“I needed her to really feel the love, not simply see it,” stated Heather Denaro, a long-time good friend of Bowman’s who organized the occasion. “I’ve a lot admiration. Might I’ve finished it? I don’t know, I simply admire her so significantly.”
Bowman stated the entire thing was an entire shock that had her in tears all the best way down the road, and that on the subject of donating organs to another person, she would do it once more in a heartbeat.
“For those who’re wholesome sufficient, I feel God gave us additional physique components to assist one another,” she stated. “Particularly with all this neighborhood has been by within the final a number of years, it was very rewarding.”
Bowman stated that she and Taylor are each recovering nicely and have develop into like sisters all through the whole transplant expertise.
“She is my new sister, she does carry part of me together with her,” stated Bowman. “I simply really feel honored that I may assist her reside an extended life.”
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