SIBLINGS, NITA AND KIM
BOTH RECEIVE LIFE-SAVING TRANSPLANTS
As a child, Nita was diagnosed with diabetes and fought the disease for 15 years before being told she needed a new kidney and pancreas to survive. After being on the transplant waiting list for two years, Nita was blessed with the gift of life and her brother Kim was with her every step of the way. Eleven years later, Kim unexpectedly became very ill and doctors discovered he needed a new liver. The doctors said it is extremely rare for siblings to need transplants of entirely different organs, yet these siblings found themselves going through the transplant experience again in reversed roles. Because Kim was so sick, he waited only two weeks for his gift of life. Now, Kim and Nita are both the picture of perfect health and they spend every day living life to the fullest to honor the strangers who blessed them with a second chance at life.