'You have your life back,' transplant recipient, donor support annual walk (St. Paul's Hospital)
Deb Leisle and Bonnie Cockrum share a unique bond: their kidneys.
Born with polycystic kidney disease, Deb Leisle started dialysis eight years ago. Four years later, while visiting a friend at St. Paul's hospital, she met nurse Connie Cockrum. Cockrum learned of Leisle's disease and need of a new kidney, and decided to donate one her own.
“It was just something from within that said, 'hey you should do this,'” Cockrum said.
Lasia Kretzel reports
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