Michael Wingard’s kidney isn’t going to his friend, though, because he wasn’t a match for her. But he was a match for someone else.
And that’s how Wingard became the first link in a 10-person chain that took place at Houston Methodist earlier this month.
The Wingard family is from Kerrville, Texas, about four hours west of Houston. Michael’s parents, Adrien and Ed, are with him, and they tear up as Michael is checked in.
Read the whole story here: 10 strangers come together for a life-changing kidney swap