14-year-old kidney recipient Kassidy Thomas meets her donor for the first time
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – 14-year-old Kassidy Thomas was finally able to meet the woman who gave her a second change at life through a living organ donation.
Seven years ago, Kassidy was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease and was quickly placed on a waiting list for a transplant at Rady Children’s Hospital. After several years passed with no luck, Kassidy found a match with living donor Bristol Hartage.
Wednesday, Kassidy met Bristol for the first time.
Afterwards, Kassidy spoke with Anna Laurel in studio to tell us all about the life changing experience.