Minnesota woman gives kidney to firefighter who came to her rescue

  • Source: KARE 11
  • Published: 05/21/2019 12:00 AM

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.


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