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Good Samaritan Donating Kidney to Young Stranger

Florida woman was moved by plight of Minnesota's Arianna Moore
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2014 5:54 PM CDT

(Newser) – A Minnesota toddler is getting a kidney next month thanks to a total stranger who stumbled onto a Facebook post, reports My Fox Twin Cities. Donor Christy Harding of Jacksonville, Florida, tells First Coast News that she happened onto a Facebook page seeking help for 2-year-old Arianna Moore. Harding has a 2-year-old daughter herself, so she paused to read the post. "It said, 'If you're Type-O blood, you could be her hero,' and I thought, 'I am type O blood," she recalls.

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Harding confirmed she was a match with Arianna's hospital, then told the girl's family she would do it. “I was in tears reading her email to me," Arianna's mom tells ABC News. "All I can do is cry every time I think about it." Surgery is scheduled for May 7, and in the meantime Harding has set up a GoFundMe page to send her new friend to Disney World after the surgery. (Read more uplifting news stories.)

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