Neighbor donates kidney to Ohio cop

"We're not family. There's no obligation to do this, but it just shows what kind of person he is," said Officer Troy Biggs


By Suzie Ziegler 

GREEN TOWNSHIP, Ohio — An Ohio police officer is recovering after undergoing a successful kidney transplant earlier this month. It’s all thanks to his neighbor. 

According to WLWT, Officer Troy Biggs was in desperate need of a kidney. He was diagnosed with the genetic polycystic kidney disease that had taken his mother. As his kidney function was continuing to decline, he was facing dialysis. Biggs started a Facebook page in hopes of finding a potential donor. The donor was closer than he expected. 

Cary Aronson, his neighbor, quietly began the months-long testing process to determine if they were a match. 

Aronson told Biggs and his wife, Bridgette, that he was a match at an emotional neighborhood gathering. 

"That was a very good day,” Aronson told WLWT. "Once I found out that I was the match, of course my wife and I had to have a little talk -- a big talk. We were definitely going to take the next step of course.” 

Now, both men are at home recovering after surgery, WLWT reported Wednesday. 

"We're not family. There's no obligation to do this, but it just shows what kind of person he is," Biggs said. "I guess we both got lucky." 

 

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