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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