MATTOON -- Malia Turner and Doug Overmyer spoke to the Exchange Club about Doug’s kidney donation to Malia this past year.
She started having trouble in 1994 and then she stabilized for a while. After several more bouts with her kidneys she had to choose dialysis or a transplant.
Overmyer was best friends with her brother and when he saw on Facebook she needed a donor he decided to be tested. They were surprised when they were an almost perfect genetic match so they went through the procedures needed to have a transplant. It has been six months since the operations and both said they are doing fine.