Emery is four-year-old, lives in Florida, and has needed a kidney transplant since birth. Luckily, she found a donor in Hallie Thomas, who was happy to help. And it turns out, Hallie’s husband, Richard, was also in need of a new kidney and Emery’s mom, Jamie McKenzie, was a match for him.
A swap between families in this way is rare. Even more rare, the families live nearby each other. They say they’re now bonded for life an plan on having many get-togethers in the years to come.