Arkansas fire chief gives kidney to teenager


MAUMELLE, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas fire chief has donated a kidney to a teenager he didn’t know.

Maumelle Fire Chief Gerald Ezell said that the surgery took place Dec. 13, two days after he met 18-year-old Sidney Burnett of Granby, Missouri.

Ezell said that he discovered Burnett was in need when he saw a Facebook post from her mother, an old school friend.

He realized they had the same blood type. He says he felt God was telling him to “step across that line.”

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