Coach Gives His Player A Kidney


Kevin Jordan and his Wake Forest baseball coach, Tom Walter, 42.

It’s so nice to finally see someone doing something nice for another human being with no hesitation.  We’re constantly bombarded with stories of mayhem, so this story comes at a perfect time. A baseball coach found otu that one of his players had contracted an illness that attacked his kidneys, so he decided to see if there was any way he could help out. 

According to CBS, Kevin Jordan was experiencing flu-like symptoms last winter as a high school senior in Columbus, Ga., and lost 20 pounds.  It was bad news.  One of his kidneys were almost completely malfunctioning.  He was diagnosed with ANCA vasculitis, a type of autoimmune swelling disorder caused by abnormal antibodies which ultimately results in kidney failure if not properly treated.  He ended up having to go to dialysis daily and there were no family members that were a match for him.  But his Wakeforest University baseball coach, Tom Walter,42, was miraculously a match. 

Jordan was a star outfielder for Northside High School in Columbus, Ga., before attending Wake Forest.  In the June 2010 draft, the New York Yankees selected him in the 19th round.  Read more here about the miracle his life has turned out to be.

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