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A girl from Kansas had a life-saving encounter on social media.
Kim Shufelberger, 44, of Olathe, instructed FOX Information she was identified with power kidney illness in 2006 whereas she was pregnant.
“I simply wasn’t feeling proper. I knew one thing was mistaken. I believed, ‘Perhaps I’m pregnant and that is how you are feeling,’” Shufelberger recalled of feeling fatigued.
Shufelberger stated upon her analysis, medical doctors instructed her she “should not be having a toddler.” Her daughter is now 14 and by 2020, Shufelberger reached stage 4.
She stated was positioned on a kidney transplant record, however every time she would study she was fourth in line.
Shufelberger stated discovering a dwelling donor “appeared unattainable” because the odds of getting even a sibling match are simply 25%.
Her good friend, Morgan, put out a plea from Shufelberger on Fb organising a fundraiser, Shufelberger stated the submit described her story and wish for a kidney transplant.
Brittany Clark, additionally a instructor and single mother from South Carolina, noticed the submit by likelihood on Fb. It caught her eye, and when she logged again on and noticed the submit a second time, she determined to achieve out, Shufelberger stated.
Clark went to get examined to see if she was a match.
“I’ll always remember getting that decision,” Shufelberger stated. “There was a girl that stated, ‘There’s a woman who stepped ahead … she’s an ideal match.’”
Clark later messaged Shufelberger on Fb and the duo immediately bonded over their related backgrounds. Clark drove 15 hours to get examined when she met Shufelberger for the primary time head to head.
“She [Clark] known as in December and stated, ‘I’m authorized you’re my donor.’ I want I may have hugged her in individual,” Shufelberger stated.
Clark flew from South Carolina for the process that happened at Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas Metropolis.
Clark instructed CBS native station KCTV that the 2 have an “wonderful connection.” She and Shufelberger, who’re each moms and faculty lecturers, referred to at least one one other as “sisters” and stated they speak almost daily.
The surgical procedure was successful, and Shufelberger has since recovered, saying she feels extra energetic than she did earlier than. Shufelberger says she and Clark speak almost daily and hopes her story will encourage others to contemplate signing as much as be organ donors.
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