Wake Forest freshman outfielder Kevin Jordan needed a kidney transplant. None of his family members was a suitable match for a donation.
That’s when his coach, Tom Walter, stepped in.
Both men are recovering at Emory Hospital in Atlanta after Walter donated a kidney to Jordan on Monday. The lead surgeon on the operation, Dr. Kenneth Newell, said the surgeries went well and that both men are expected to make full recoveries.
“When we recruit our guys, we talk about family and making sacrifices for one another,” Walter said before the operation, according to USA Today. “It is something we take very seriously. I had the support of my family, Wake Forest and my team. To me it was a no-brainer.”