Hockey fan’s homemade sign requesting a kidney lands her a life-saving donation

first_imgA hockey fan asked for a kidney on a homemade sign during a game — and found a match! @PaulaFaris has more on their emotional reunion.— Good Morning America (@GMA) November 21, 2018Sowatsky created a sign that said, “Calling all hockey fans! I need a kidney! Gratefully yours, Kelly,” along with a phone number.The Penguins tweeted a photo of Sowatsky holding the sign and it soon went viral.The tweet caught the attention of fellow Penguins fan Jeff Lynd, who reached out to Sowatsky on Facebook.“I saw desperation, I saw courage and I saw she needed help,” Lynd told “GMA.” “I knew that my blood type matched. I had this feeling it was something I just had to do.”Sowatsky and Lynd, who happen to also be teachers, met and were indeed a match.Two weeks ago, Dr. Amit Tevar performed the life-saving surgery at UPMC Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.“Jeff had an excellent kidney to donate,” Tevar told “GMA.” “Kelly should do very well for a very, very long time with that kidney.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by November 21, 2018 /Sports News – National Hockey fan’s homemade sign requesting a kidney lands her a life-saving donation Beau Lundcenter_img — One hockey fan’s homemade sign ultimately saved her life after she used it to ask strangers for a kidney donation.Kelly Sowatsky, 31, was desperately in need of a kidney. So last April she took matters into her own hands at a Pittsburgh Penguins hockey game. Penguins fan: Seeking hero.— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) March 31, 2018“I thought this was my last chance to get the attention of somebody in a really big way,” Sowatsky told “Good Morning America” on Tuesday.last_img