Mom Receives Gift of Life From Son's Unexpected Death

Rose Perry received her son's kidney in a transplant after the 24-year-old died from a stroke.
1:45 | 05/29/15

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It kidney transplant gives rose Perry a second chance at life yet this oak forest mother had a hard time accepting the kidney because it came from her late son. Just days ago Perry was in the process of registering with the transplant waiting list. When 24 year old Ronald Perry died suddenly of a severe stroke not that he didn't. One I want and mice. I didn't lines keep I want. Perry says once reality hit that Ronald was not coming back her family convinced her the transplant was the right thing to do. I decided with my husband in my other son. And I would take that kidney. And I would how he's him apart rattled with me. He sits right here in my stomach every day at rest of my life. And it's a life doctors say would've been cut short without Ronald gift the transplant has now doubled our lives batten instantly. Fifteen year old Perry has suffered from diabetes since she was 29 last August she was told she was in stage five regional failure. Dialysis and ultimately a kidney transplant was needed. For doctors at advocate Christ medical center say with a five year waiting list in Illinois there was a good chance she would not have survived the wait. Perry says Ronald would have been thrilled to know that he saved her if he understands and he realizes where he's at it. He has saved my life. He would he would be four Perry received her transplant last week she was released from the hospital in time to attend Ronald wake and funeral. He had so many friends. There were so many people in attendance. At his wake in his funeral. And they all say the same scene he was just his big soft hearted Teddy bear.

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