By writer to www.wcpo.com
Keli Thorn’s journey towards a brand new kidney culminated in profitable transplant surgical procedure, her husband introduced on Fb Tuesday.
In 2019, Aaron Thorn started crusading to seek out his spouse a brand new kidney by standing with an indication on a Butler County avenue nook searching for a donor. Thorn mentioned Tuesday that each Keli and her donor have been doing nicely a number of hours into the surgical procedure in a Fb submit early within the afternoon.
“What a day, what a day, what a day? It has been a day,” Thorn posted round 1 p.m. “Every little thing’s trying good. Heard from the hospital that the kidney is fantastic, in nice situation…. (The working room workers) mentioned every part was going excellent.”
The Thorns’ story has taken many twists and, all alongside the best way, relied on the kindness of strangers.
After standing on a avenue nook with an indication, Thorn took his plea to social media. After a yr of looking, they discovered an identical donor in October. When it grew to become clear they might not afford the process on their very own, a Miami College professor got here ahead after seeing their story on WCPO and donated $5,000 to cover the couple’s insurance deductible.
Aaron Thorn has additionally paid ahead the kindness he and Keli have acquired: Not lengthy after discovering Keli’s donor, Aaron shared another couple’s Facebook post about needing a kidney donor. It wasn’t lengthy till that they had secured a donor, as nicely.
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