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A Friendship Formed Through Life-Saving Gesture


((CANDICE)) A POTTSVILLE FAMILY RECEIVED AN EARLY CHRISTMAS MIRACLE THAT’S CREATED AN EVERLASTING BOND. LAST YEAR.. EYEWITNESS NEWS TOLD YOU ABOUT A YOUNG WOMAN WHO WAS ON A SEARCH TO FIND HER FATHER A KIDNEY DONOR. TONIGHT.. EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER RACHAEL ESPAILLAT EXPLAINS HOW THE FAMILY ENDED UP GAINING MORE THAN AN ANSWERED PLEA. ((RACHAEL))TAYLOR MERCURI, FATHER RECEIVED A KIDNEY”HE GAVE MY DAD A SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE.”14 YEARS AGO A DOCTOR DIAGNOSED WILLIAM HORNING WITH A KIDNEY DISEASE CALLED IGA NEPHROPATHY. 7 YEARS LATER, DOCTORS TOLD HIM HE’D NEED A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT. WILLIAM HORNING, RECEIVED A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT”I WANT TO THANK MY DAUGHTER FOR STARTING THE CAMPAIGN AND SHAWN FOR ENDING IT.”INSTEAD OF PATIENTLY WAITING, HIS DAUGHTER, TAYLOR MERCURI USED SOCIAL MEDIA TO SPREAD THE WORD. LAST YEAR, SHE MADE BUMPER STICKERS, AND BUSINESS CARDS TO SPEED UP THE SEARCH. AFTER MORE THAN 4 YEARS OF WAITING, THE SEARCH WAS OVER. WILLIAM HORNING RECEIVED A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT (16 SECONDS) “A NEW DIALYSIS I STARTED AT HOME, IT WASN’T SUITING ME SO AS I WAS TALKING TO THE COUNSELOR, AND I GOT A CALL FOR A KIDNEY. RACHAEL” WHAT WAS THAT FEELING LIKE? WILLIAM: I JUST SMILED EAR TO EAR, THE NURSES KNEW RIGHT AWAY BY THE WAY I WAS TALKING ON THE PHONE”SHAWN DAUBERT IS A POTTSVILLE FIREFIGHTER WHO KNEW OF THE FAMILY. AFTER SEEING MERCURI’S FACEBOOK PAGE, HE DECIDED TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE.SHAWN DAUBERT, 6 SECONDS 07;03;02;02″WHEN I STARTED THE ENTIRE PROCESS, I WANTED TO MAKE SURE IT WAS GOING TO BILL.”DAUBERT KEPT HIS IDENTITY ANONYMOUS UNTIL NOVEMBER 6, THE DAY OF THE SURGERY.”””SHAWN DAUBERT 07;04;47;21THEY WALKED IN AND IT WAS A FANTASTIC FEELING. RACHAEL: WHAT WAS THE REACTION LIKE?SHAWN DAUBERT: I THINK THEY WERE ALL CRYING.”THE SURGERY WAS A SUCCESS. DAUBERT WAS BACK TO WORK IN A FEW WEEKS.HORNING SAYS HE LOOKS FORWARD TO DOING ALL THE THINGS HE DID BEFORE THE KIDNEY DISEASE ROBBED HIM. “”WILLIAM HORNING, RECEIVED A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT (8 SECONDS) “I CAN GO ON VACATIONS NOW AND NOT HAVE TO DO DIALYSIS. I CAN GO CAMPING. IT’S LIKE MY LIFE’S BACK.”THE TWO MEN HAVE GROWN CLOSER SINCE THE SURGERY. THEY WALKED LAPS TOGETHER IN THE HOSPITAL POST SURGERY AND CONTINUE TO STAY IN CONTACT. A KIND GESTURE THAT SAVED A LIFE AND CREATED AN IMPORTANT NEW FRIENDSHIP. IN POTTSVILLE. RACHAEL ESPAILLAT. EYEWITNESS NEWS. ((CANDICE)) HORNING IS STILL RECOVERING BUT SAYS HE IS LOOKING FORWARD TO GOING BACK TO WORK IN THE RAILROAD INDUSTRY. ((NICK)) CLOUDS ARE ROLLING IN… AND YOU MAY NEED THE UMBRELLA FRIDAY.((CANDICE))

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