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‘They gave me the gift of life’: Moving moment a woman whose life was saved by a lung transplant meets the mother of her donor, an 18-year-old student who died in a car crash

This is the moving moment a woman whose life was saved by an organ transplant met her donor’s mother.

Selwa Mitchell, 39, who suffers from cystic fibrosis (CF), hugged and thanked Kimber Spinks, who made the decision for her 18-year-old daughter Kendall’s organs to benefit someone in need after she died.

The teenager, from Tyler, Texas, was driving home from visiting her sister when her car veered off the road.

She sustained horrific injuries and was placed in a coma, but sadly died five days later.

Mother-of-two Selwa, from Dallas, Texas, was diagnosed with CF – a genetic condition, causing a build-up of mucus in the lungs and digestive system – at the age of three.

By the end of 2015, her lung function had become so impaired, she was placed on the transplant list.

 

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