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Donating Your Kidney To a Friend Is Made of Happy

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

This particular story is important to me because I know the woman who did this. I was working at a company in 2006. The front desk administrator was a very friendly, kind-hearted person. She always made sure to arrange blood drives and charity drives. And you could truly see that she was always doing these things because she wanted to see good in the world.

In December of 2006, I had heard from others in the office that Dottie was going on medical leave. I was worried that something bad had happened to her, but it turned out that she was going to donate one of her kidneys to her friend. She was out for several months before returning to the office.

Hearing that she was doing such a thing for a friend, not even a family member, was truly inspiring. In fact, at first, it was a bit mind-boggling. But Dottie had always been such a giving, strong person that it made perfect sense.

Her speech to an elementary school starts at 1:07. Thank you, Dottie, for being such an inspiring individual. Your friend Don, who sings Elvis for the kids at the same event below, is clearly made of happy. 🙂