WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A dispatcher at the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office has given her colleague the best Christmas present ever: a new kidney.
Amber Savoie, a dispatcher for the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, earlier this month donated a kidney to Jesse Mesa, a fellow dispatcher who was diagnosed with Lupus.
The autoimmune disease can damage kidneys. After a potential donor dropped out this year, Mesa made a last-ditch effort by sending out an email to the entire Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, asking if someone might consider helping her.
Even though Savoie didn't know her colleague well, she volunteered.
Jesselyn is a 911 #Dispatcher w/ PBSO. After her shift is over, she goes to a dialysis center to have her blood filtered. Jesselyn has #Lupus & she desperately needed a Kidney.— PBSO (@PBCountySheriff) December 24, 2019
Amber, a fellow Dispatcher with PBSO, answered that call. https://t.co/3ap9x8OM0S #KidneySisters