SALISBURY, Md. -- We're just a few weeks away from Salisbury's Kidney Walk, but first WMDT got the chance to meet two women who know the hardships of Kidney disease all too well. Sharon Hurley was diagnosed with stage four kidney disease 25 years ago. The last year, she learned she needed a kidney transplant. That's when Sharon's co-worker, Lydia Foxwell stepped up to the plate.
The two friends worked together for seven years....when Sharon learned she needed a Kidney transplant. Then Lydia gave her the gift of life,and donated her Kidney.
The two were a perfect match.
"For me to get tested and be the first person and to be a perfect match, it was just one of those things where it felt like it was meant to be," Lydia tells us.
"She went through a whole process prior to the transplant and obviously she had to talk to some councilors and one of the councilors actually asked her what happens if you give Sharon your kidney and you guys never talk again and her response was that's not going to happen," Sharon says.
Now the two are walking for awareness. They help to organize both the Lewes, Delaware walk, April 14. Then the Salisbury, Maryland walk, May, 5.
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