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Just when it feels like there is no hope left for humanity stories like these pop up. A Louisiana man who has been sick for seven years will receive the gift of life this holiday season thanks to his neighbor.
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Every time they were outside they’d wave and say hello, but Justin James and Nancy Dozier are about to get a whole lot closer.
James, 28, was diagnosed with kidney failure in 2011. Every member of his immediate family was tested but doctors said none of them were a match. He has been on the organ transplant list for seven years and undergoing three and a half hour dialysis treatments three times a week.
Dozier knew James was sick a lot, but didn’t know why until she decided to ask his mother Tysha Martin one day. Martin told Dozier what was going on and that James needed an O positive kidney. Dozier instantly offered to give him one of hers.
“It was like offering him a piece of gum,” Martin said.
The family looked at her offer as just another situation of false hope and empty promises. But, a few weeks later that all changed Martin realized Dozier actually wanted to get tested to see if she was a match.
Dozier was a match and on November 28, she will be giving James one of her kidneys.
For her the decision was a simple one, “I have two and he needs one,” she said. Adding, “he deserves to be here as much as anybody else.”
“I’m going to be a part of her now, she’s forever going to be a part of me,” James says.
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A Louisiana Woman Gives Her Neighbor The Gift Of Life This Holiday Season [Video] was originally published on blackamericaweb.com