Pilot donates kidney to flight attendant

Five months after a kidney transplant, donor and recipient are back at work 30,000 feet up and are on cloud nine.
1:38 | 09/19/17

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get a coupon and try them for yourself. Finally tonight here, America strong. We expect team work in the cockpit, but nothing quite like this. Hey, guys. It's Jenny. Reporter: When we first sbo deuced you to Jenny, she had been battling chronic kidney disease for 15 years. She'd gone on dialysis. First, I don my mask. Hooked up to this baby, 10 1/2 hours a night and it's basically keeping me alive. Reporter:. Was a far cry from her life as a flight attendant. The 38-year-old says she was able to power through most day, until last March. I had to take a passenger's seat on my last flight because I was so ill. Reporter: She learned she needed a kidney transplant. The search began. And it would turn out, she didn't have to look much further than the cockpit. Alaska air captain Judy was a match. Was a kidney, she gets to live. Pretty fair trade, right? Reporter: Tonight, that flight attendant and that pilot are both back to work and checking in with us. My feel amazing. I'm doing great. You look great. Thank you. Mutual admiration for the donor and the recipient. More kick in my step. The pilot, Jody, who donated her kidney, completing a marathon on a nearly 3,000-foot mountain. And Jenny was right there with her sign, my kidney's other half is on that mountain. I took four months off and I've been back to running mountains. For me, to have my life back is just extraordinary. I may not be here if it weren't for Jody. You're welcome. The laughter that got them through it from the start. Thanks for watching here tonight. I'm David Muir. I hope to see you right back here tomorrow. Until then, good night.

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