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Family Stunned at Identity of 12-Year-Old’s Selfless Kidney Donor

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This week, 12-year-old Kaden Koebcke is recovering from a kidney transplant, which his parents have said was successful.

He looks forward to life without dialysis, which he has been on since he was little after being diagnosed with a kidney disease at age 2.

At age 5, he had his first kidney transplant, with his father acting as donor, but it was unsuccessful.

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Now, as he recovers from his first successful transplant, his parents most likely still can’t believe who was willing to step up this time to act as a living donor: his own teacher.

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Fox News reports:

A sixth-grader in Georgia is going to get an “unbelievable” gift from his technology teacher Tuesday: a kidney.

William Wilkinson,a teacher at Grace Christian Academy in Powder Springs, is serving as a living donor to his student, Kaden Koebcke, Fox 5 reported Monday.

The 12-year-old’s first kidney transplant — performed when he was five years old with his father donating — didn’t work out.

“It came back so badly that they had to remove it within five days of them putting it in, so that — that definitely didn’t go as planned,” Koebcke, who was diagnosed with a kidney disease at the age of two, told the news station.

Koebcke’s family sought help through a Facebook page called Kaden’s Kidney Search

“With his particular situation, he can’t receive a kidney from a deceased donor, so he is in need of a living kidney donor,” the page explains.

Koebcke’s mother, Cami, will never forget the day Wilkinson visited their home to reveal he had found a perfect match.

“He says, Well, do you guys really wanna know? And we said, Yeah, we wanna know, we wanna thank him,’” she told the station.

“And you know, He’s like, ‘Well, it’s me.’ And I mean it just — I mean … it was unbelievable,” Cami recalled.

On Tuesday, Kaden’s Facebook page was updated to inform followers that the operation was successful, and to ask for continued prayers:

Will's surgery is done and he did well with vital signs stable throughout! The kidney is already over to the other…

Posted by Kaden's Kidney Search on Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Such an incredibly generous act!

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Catholic Priest Says A Prayer For ‘Unborn Child In The Womb’ During The DNC

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A Catholic priest who was called upon to deliver a prayer during the Democratic National Convention no doubt made quite a few folks very, very angry by praying for and making a plea on behalf of unborn children at the end of the event. Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit who has caused quite a stir in the Catholic Church for his writings about gay and transgender issues, prayed that folks who were watching the event would open their hearts to “those most in need,” which included “the unborn child in the womb.” Here’s more on this from The Washington Examiner: “Help to be a nation where every life is sacred, all people are loved, and all are welcome,” he said. Martin confirmed to the Washington Examiner earlier in the week that his prayer would contain explicit references to the unborn. Although a hot-button issue for much of the Democratic primary, abortion did not play a major role in the Democratic convention. Aside from Martin’s prayer, the issue received only minimal attention, with some speakers mentioning it in their speeches. Republicans, by contrast, are gearing up to make a major issue of abortion at the Republican National Convention next week. In addition to several anti-abortion speakers, the Republican National Committee invited Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, to deliver the convention’s opening prayer. Dolan has previously done so at both the Republican and Democratic conventions, during which he prayed for the protection of the unborn. At the end of the day, abortion is one of the most critical issues to face our culture in modern history. The reason, of course, is because fundamentally, at the core of the issue, is the defense of the most basic right we all have. The God-given right to exist, to live. If we cannot…

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President Trump Says He’d ‘Go In And Do A Number On Middle East Countries Persecuting Christians’

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President Trump recently said that he would “do a number” on countries located in the Middle East that are persecuting Christians if he could find solid proof and evidence that sort of thing was happening. Christians in that part of the world are heavily persecuted, mostly by radical Muslim government regimes and terrorist groups, for daring to stand up boldly for the gospel of Jesus Christ. Here’s more on this from The Washington Examiner: “If you look at the way Christians have been treated in some countries, it’s beyond disgraceful,” Trump said Thursday during a news conference at the White House. “If I had information and if I had absolute proof — some of the stories that we’ve heard, which are not easy, which is not easy to get — I would go in and do a number to those countries like you wouldn’t believe. He added, “What they do to Christians in the Middle East — it’s disgraceful.” Trump made the comment while discussing the nascent “Abraham Accord” treaty to normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. This is not only going to be a big help to Christians in that area of the world, but it will also help Israel as well. For many, many years, the Jewish Nation has been surrounded by countries who do not recognize it’s legitimate right to exist. Striking this deal is a first step in changing that way of thinking in that part of the world. It’s something a lot of folks probably never dreamed possible before. Christians are told in the Bible to expect persecutions and to rejoice in suffering for the cause of Christ. However, that doesn’t mean we should allow persecution to continue on as if it’s a good thing. It’s not. If we have an opportunity…

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