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Facebook friend saw post and donated kidney to Tennessee woman

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Life has it's ups and downs, twists and turns, but this one takes the cake. Melanie Moore was told by her doctor, "'You've got to find a donor You may not have the 4 1/2 years it's going to take to be on the list,'"(according to News 4 as she waited for a kidney transplant.

Moore had just updated her Facebook and posted that she needed a kidney transplant, not knowing she would get the best gift ever over the Thanksgiving holiday from a grade school friend. Apparently, this friend, Latrice Sharpe, who hadn't seen Moore in years, saw the plea and responded.

"'She said, 'I don't want you to think I'm crazy, but two years ago God told me I would be donating something to somebody and saving their life,' said Moore. She said, 'I struggled with it for two years wondering who that could be, and I think it's you.'" (News 4

They were a good match, and the kidney transplant took place at Vanderbilt and was successful. Moore is quoted as saying, “'This has been the best Thanksgiving ever, and she's the most precious gift.'”

Sharpe is quoted as saying, "'I've been called angel and hero, and I don't really see myself as that,”and 'I saw where I could actually make a difference.'”

Not every 'friend' would give you their kidney. Could you see yourself giving the gift of life? Would you? Thanks to Facebook and a friend who knew how to give selflessly, Moore has another chance to live a full life, and we rejoice for them both.


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