Bestselling Author Finds Former Teacher a New Kidney

Brad Meltzer took to social media to help Ellen Sherman, his former teacher at Miami Beach Senior High School, when she was suffering from kidney disease.
1:27 | 09/11/15

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Embracing their story worthy of a best selling author Ellen Sherman an eighty Wagner's connection was actually set up by one really strange. After more than a decade of living with kidney disease Sherman was told she needed a transplant in 2013. The retired teacher mentions it to a former Miami Beach senior high school student of hers Brad Meltzer. And who always mentions me in his book see there is a character or. And as an acknowledgment. Meltzer want to FaceBook asking if one of his more than 100000 fans would be willing to donate bears and acknowledging that his request might be insane. More than a year went by with no match so Meltzer tried again mining for a miracle on social media. In January of this year he tweaks want to save my history teacher's life and Wagoner a fan of the author liked that lake. I am not a person who will willingly go to the doctor. I you can dragged their kicking and screaming I have to be dead or dying. To go to the doctor and when I saw it something beyond myself compelled me to go get the test. She was a perfect match and on August 26 doctor Michael Goldstein performed a successful transplant at Jackson memorial hospital. My hero my savior my news from and. And like the perfect kidney from a perfect person leave it to a doctor to find the right word to end it authors ultimate story. Ever get C local ten news.

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