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Toddler gets life-saving kidney from Facebook post

A touching story out of Minnesota.

A two year old girl receives the news her and her family have been waiting for. She is being gifted a new kidney, and it’s saving her life. What makes this so remarkable, it’s coming from a stranger that lives more than 1,500 miles away.

The little girl’s name is Arianna. Right now, she depends on dialysis machines to keep her alive. A treatment she has depended on since she was born. Her dad says she gets her treatment every night as soon as she goes to bed. It lasts nearly 10 to 12 hours.

Recently, her mother decided to reach out to the social media realm, hoping that someone would hear her plea for a life-saving kidney. She created a Facebook page asking for someone to give her daughter a chance to live.

Christy Harding, who lives in Florida, happened to see the page. She says she usually scrolls through the sad posts, but for some reason Arianna’s story caught her eye. That’s when she made the call, and found out she was a match. Now, Christy is giving up one of her kidneys to save Arianna’s life.

Christy will be making her way to the twin cities next week, where she is scheduled for the surgery.

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