The kidney of a 3-year-old Israeli boy was successfully transplanted to a 10-year-old Palestinian child.
Like many native Angelenos, Ilene Feder has never been to the annual Rose Parade in Pasadena. However, the Studio City resident not only will be attending the New Year's day festivities on Monday, Jan. 2, for the 118th Rose Parade, but will have a vantage point few get to experience: She'll be riding on a float.
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This is a heartwarming story about a kidney.
The kidney in question belongs to Mike Jones. It used to belong to Patricia Abdullah.
Jones and Abdullah have very little, apparently, in common. Jones is an African American man. Abdullah is a female descendant of the Hawaiian royal family. Jones is Christian. Abdullah is Muslim. Jones lives in the city. Abdullah lives in the Valley.
They're a perfect match. Sometimes you just have to stay positive. O-positive.