A Minnesota woman has given a kidney to a firefighter who once answered her call for help.
Becca Bundy spotted Bill Cox tending bar last fall. The Bearville volunteer firefighter was wearing a T-shirt on which he wrote a plea for a donor.
“I couldn't get it out of my head,” Becca said. “I just said, ‘I'm the one and I know it.’”Two years earlier, Bill was the first responder who rushed to Becca’s home when her 1-year-old daughter Hadley suffered a seizure.
“He seemed to care, it wasn’t just another call,” Becca remembered of the encounter.
When Becca saw Bill tending bar in the T-shirt, “I thought that was a way I could certainly say thank you.”
Testing proved Becca was indeed a match.
The surgery took place in February at University of Minnesota Medical Center, where one of Becca’s healthy kidneys was transplanted into Bill.