A Metchosin family is thankful for the support of a CHEK viewer who stepped up and helped them receive a life saving kidney transplant.
In January, Nigel Sutcliffe told CHEK about his long battle with kidney disease.
At that point, his health started rapidly declining, with his kidney function down to about 10 per cent.
The family was using Sutcliffe’s story to encourage people to become living organ donors if they were able.
On Friday, Sutcliffe’s wife Rhiannon Pretty said in a message to CHEK News, “because of the story, we found a donor and had a successful transplant.”
The transplant happened earlier in the week thanks to a viewer who saw the story and wanted to help.
“Thank you,” Pretty said in a message. “A stranger, who will now be a lifelong friend, donated and saved his life. Thank you.”