Connecticut Mom Donates Kidney to Young Man In Need

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - In November 2017, Michelle Stolaronek was scrolling through Facebook when she came along a video of a radio interview posted to the Jammin' 107.7 page. The radio guest was 21-year-old Nae Sutton. 

At 19 Nae was diagnosed with stage five kidney failure, and was on-air telling his story.  

He urged anyone matching his blood type to consider donating, and provided the referral phone number at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Stolaronek, was moved by the interview, and decided to call. As a Mom, she felt like she would want someone to do the same for her kids. She went through a three-and-a-half month process to get medically approved to be Nae’s donor.

The surgery was completed March 13th, and both Michelle and Nae are healed and healthy. Once complete strangers, now the two will forever hold a bond together through kindness.


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