You might remember when we introduced you to Matthew Parker, a 6-year-old who has suffered from kidney disease for most of his young life.
The other interesting thing about Matthew? He’s a triplet, inseparable from brothers Mark and Samuel.
When Matthew’s kidneys stopped working altogether, he was placed on dialysis — a process that artificially does the work of kidneys by filtering the blood of toxins. Doctors at University Transplant Center also placed him on the transplant list. He got his new kidney at the age of 2.
Unfortunately, Matthew’s body began rejecting the new kidney after a couple of years. Doctors put him back on the transplant list. And because of compatibility issues, his best bet would be a living donor.
After Matthew’s story made the news, he got a lot of well-wishes — and offers from potential donors. But none proved a perfect match.
That is, until one very special donor came forward.
From News 4 WOAI TV.