Fireman hurt on 9/11 donates kidney to stranger (video)

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It’s a special Christmas for a California lady because of the generosity of a retired New York firefighter.

Kevin Shea, 50,  is a retired New York City firefighter who was nearly killed on September 11, 2001.  Shea is making headlines this Christmas by donating his kidney to a total stranger who lives in California.

Shea found that he was a match with 59-year-old California special education teacher Lois Knudson, who has an otherwise fatal disease, according to the New York Post.

“It’s an absolute miracle. I will never need another Christmas gift,” Knudson said, adding that she was overcome with emotion when hearing that the donor was a 9/11 hero.

Shea narrowly survived that fateful Tuesday morning in 2001, suffering a broken neck at Ground Zero.

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