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WJZY Finds Organ Donor for Veteran

Topic: Military-Focused Initiatives
Posted on 12/6/2018

Fox-owned WJZY-TV Charlotte spent 18 months searching for a kidney donor for Army veteran Edmund Baines. WJZY told his story on air and nationally via social media. After many failed matches, Baines received a life-saving kidney last June. He recently brought flowers to the station as a thank you.

“Without [WJZY], a veteran like me might not have been seen or heard,” Baines. “I had a three percent kidney function when we met. Without the support [WJZY] gave me as a veteran, as a person, and the love that you all showed me, I wouldn’t have made it.”



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