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Cooler in hand.
Keep me in cooler this doctor is an issue.
You know I just -- you know -- the start the healing process.
The story starts with two men -- a grandfather 62 year old Terry Phillips in need of the kidney the other 34 year old -- sticky.
A distant family acquaintance who's willing to donate it is nothing -- exciting days.
As soon as I found -- live -- wanted to do it right away.
And didn't want him in his sector.
We call -- an assistant laparoscopic.
After months of testing physical and psychological.
Transplant day at the University of Michigan -- Getting Ryan's -- out involves three things a tiny video camera to guide a dissecting tool and then the surgeon's hand.
With the kidney in the surgeon's hand.
Know they pull it out through that three inch incision which is just large enough to.
Get the kidney out.
-- -- condition you know where it's gonna be good for transplant but also not to leave a very big star from don't.
The -- he is packed into a nice little cooler -- quickly walked.
And Terry through.
Putting -- kidney and is actually easier than taking it out critical connections are made so blood can be filtered.
And then eventually Terry will walk away with three kids.
Needs most people who have kidney failure -- kidneys aren't harming them they're just not functioning so as long as you have the transplant there that is.
Their own kidneys basically just sit there and don't cause them trouble -- Terry has three kids and Terry has three kids.
And to make sure his body doesn't fight that foreign object Terry will spend the rest of his life on anti rejection medication.
Which -- affects tells his immune system to slow down.
Raising the risk of other infections.
So we don't get people transplant so that they can you know sit at home and live in a bubble and be afraid of you know every single bug.
You know that exists out there in the world they don't have to do that they can live normal lives they had any easy farm.
One week later recovering in some pain Ryan in a rare show of emotion describes the moment he first saw Terry.
After the surgery and -- next day we get together.
Where can press and we both were just so happy that we both -- out of here's.
It's just so happens.
So it took a big pink -- -- big thank you Jerry feels like a new man the new kidney doing exactly what it should the kidneys are working on that day.
It would surprise a path that worked and Bryant who's never had surgery before is realizing recovery might -- a little rough.
That he has not won regret.
Sounds bad and feels bad guys.
Well there it goes away.
Help someone saved lives.
-- -- Had Ryan not stepped up Terry would probably still be on the waiting list for kidney.
Ryan and Terry hope -- seen this story more people be motivated to donate organs.
Ryan is a Finnish carpenter it's -- physical job.
He will be out of work for about six weeks so -- fund has been set up at any PNC bank to help cover his expenses while he heals.
All the information about organ donation is on my fox -- dot com.
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