Man Gets New Kidney Thanks To His Best Friend And A Total Stranger

In a heartwarming segment, CBS News highlighted the extraordinary bond between lifelong friends Cory Slater and Curtis Cho. Cory and Curtis, who met in seventh grade and now live on opposite sides of the world—Curtis in San Diego and Cory in Japan—have shared a deep friendship marked by mutual support and love. When Curtis, who has struggled with kidney health for most of his life, needed a transplant in 2020, Cory immediately volunteered to donate his kidney. Despite not being a direct match, Cory’s selflessness led him to participate in the National Kidney Registry, donating his kidney to a stranger so Curtis could receive a matching kidney from another donor.

Curtis received his life-saving kidney from Kathy Anderson, a physical therapist and mother from Iowa, who decided to donate her kidney after learning about a local child in need. CBS brought Cory, Curtis, and Kathy together in their Times Square studio for an emotional reunion, celebrating Curtis’s 40th birthday. This story of altruism and friendship not only saved Curtis’s life but also inspired Cory and Kathy to further acts of kindness, demonstrating the profound impact of organ donation and the interconnectedness of human generosity.


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