The power of a kidney has brought to total strangers in Charlotte together as lifelong friends.
Steve Sanders was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease that shuts down the kidneys over time. Doctors told him he would eventually either need to receive a transplant or be placed on dialysis. Not wanting to hooked up to a machine and giving up playing with his kids, he made countless Facebook posts and hit many dead ends. His goal was to find a living donor, as he says kidneys from these donors last twice as long.
“I wasn’t expecting anything. I had put that post out, I had street signs made, I had business cards made,” said Sanders. His Facebook post finally ended up on the screen of Chris Perez.