* From time to time, we invite special guest bloggers to share their stories. This blog is written by Jordan Law, living kidney donor.
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August 13, 2015. This was the day that I stumbled across a Facebook post written by the wife of a fellow high school classmate. Her husband had been diagnosed as a teenager with juvenile hyperuricemia nephropathy. The recipient and I knew each other but we were never friends. I knew he had some form of kidney trouble but I had never thought much about it. Fast forward to 2015 and I was reading a heartbreaking post about my former classmate’s need for a kidney. He is a police officer, his wife is a teacher and they have a two-and-a-half-year-old daughter. I am a teacher, I am married and I have a three-year-old son. I realized how similar our families were and I couldn’t stop thinking about this post.
I am terrified of needles and I steer clear of going to the doctor as much as possible. So, I replied to the post and told them I would share the information and pray for them. A few days later, I was sitting at an event for our church. They asked for prayer requests, which is nothing out of the ordinary. A friend of mine, a police officer in the area, stood and requested prayers for a fellow police officer who was in desperate need of a kidney. I almost fell out of my chair. I knew exactly who he was talking about and I knew that I had to do something about it. After speaking to my parents and my husband, I decided to call the number for the phone interview. I knew that the chances were slim that I would be the chosen donor but I felt God leading me to take the first step and call.
*Story told by Jordan Law – written
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