Flight attendant finds a lifesaving donor 30,000 feet in the air

After a 15-year fight of kidney disease and being on dialysis, a flight attendant's captain becomes her kidney donor.
1:54 | 03/13/17

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become our second family. Especially in moments of need. Tonight, the captain, her gift and the news coming in now. Hey guys. It's Jenny. Reporter: Jenny Stansel has been battling chronic kidney disease for 15 years. It was about a year ago she had to go on So first, I don my mask. Reporter: This is her routine every night. I'm hooked to this baby 10.5 hours a night, and it's basically keeping me alive. Reporter: Showing us her steps, her new Normal. It's a far cry from her life as a flight attendant for Alaska airlines. The 38-year-old mom of three says she was able to power through most days until last March. I actually had to take a passenger seat on my last flight because I was so ill. Reporter: That's when she learned she'd need a kidney transplant. The search began, but it turned out she didn't have to look much further than the cockpit. Captain Jodi harskamp met Jenny when tragedy struck her family a few years ago, days before Christmas. Her home caught fire. That flight attendant was right there. Jenny was one of the first people to show up. She made a lasagna from scratch and she said, you don't know me, but here's some love. Reporter: A friendship was born. A lot of people say, "Kidney for lasagna, that's a huge trade." It was made with love. It was really good lasagna. It was! Reporter: And this evening, their doctors are happy to report it was a success. Both recovering at the Swedish organ transplant center in Seattle. If I can provide just a little happiness and a little life -- Life. Well, yeah. She gets to live. Pretty fair trade, right? We're happy for Jenny tonight. Don't forget "Gma" on the blizzard as it hits From Boston's news later.

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