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Kentucky man receives life-saving organ from Facebook friend


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – Adam Scheiter has been given another chance at life.

He was born with a genetic condition called polycystic kidney disease. It progressively got worse in his mid-20′s, leading to kidney failure last November. As he underwent months of dialysis, the Kentucky father was put on the transplant list.

“It can be rough because the average size of a kidney is half a pound,” Scheiter said. “My kidney was 11 pounds.”

Scheiter’s wife, Chrissy, would routinely post updates on their social media pages. It eventually caught the eye of an acquaintance.

“You see a lot of those things on social media but for some reason, his [story] just really laid heavy on my heart,” Emily Hagan said. “It just felt like this was something I was being called to do.”

Hagan knew Scheiter’s wife growing up in Kentucky and was the nurse of their daughter years ago.

Hagan discovered she was a match for Scheiter after getting tested, and after…

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