Optimistic News: Woman Fights for Chance to Donate Kidney

From the spicy named Sunny Skyz. We have a woman, Rebekah Ceidro, who noticed a friend of hers needed a kidney because of kidney disease. So, she simply said she would donate her kidney. She and her friend, Chris, were a match.

One problem. She was too fat.

I mean, you can try to sugarcoat it, but the reality was that, from a medical perspective, she had to lose weight in order to go through surgery. So, that’s what Rebekah did. Her motivation, beyond saving a friend’s life, was to be able to run a marathon.

By spring, Ceidro had lost 40 pounds. On May 7, she finished the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon in three hours 14 minutes.
Great stuff. This was a double impact. She got herself in shape. She got herself in a healthier place. And now, she is in the preparation process to donate her kidney to save a life. Ain’t that somethin’?



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