PERRYVILLE, Ark. — A Perryville, Arkansas woman is taking the meaning of “give of yourself” to a new level.
Samantha McAnally met the Warren family through their kids’ cheerleading squads, but know they know each other through their kidneys.
When Jimmy Warren was diagnosed with renal failure his wife posted on Facebook what was happening with her family and the struggles they were facing, needing a kidney donor.
“I just had this little voice on my shoulder it was just like nudging me, just go, go go,” said McAnally.
By listening to that little voice Samantha registered to be a living donor through the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.
After a 6 month journey, the two underwent a kidney transplant that went smoothly.
Samantha is now back home with her family.
She says she’s proud of the story she can tell her kids.
“Always give freely and you know it doesn’t matter if you’re going to have a scar or you’re going to be in a little bit of pain, go for it,” McAnally said.
“He’s already feeling 100 percent better, I mean I couldn’t have asked for a better Christmas gift,” said a member of the Warren family.
Samantha got home last night while Jimmy will stay at the Mayo Clinic for several more weeks to make sure the kidney transplant takes.