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Great Story: Wake Forest Baseball Coach Donates Kidney to Player

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With all the crime and violence we get on the news everyday, isn’t it amazing to see the acts of human kindness that some folks do? Dan Collins article in the Winston Salem Journal, www.journalnow.com. today describes an incredible story of compassion:

Even though he wants his baseball players to swing for the fences, coach Tom Walter of Wake Forest University recognizes that there are some situations in baseball, as in life, that call for a sacrifice.

It was in the fall while running, when he does his deepest and clearest thinking, that Walter, the second-year coach of the Deacons, devised perhaps the most benevolent and consequential sacrifice the game has known.

Surgeons at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta executed the play flawlessly Monday, removing a kidney from Walter and transplanting it into a freshman outfielder named Kevin Jordan who has yet to play a game at Wake Forest.

By late Monday afternoon, both were out of intensive care and resting as comfortably as could be expected.

For more on this wonderful tale, go to http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2011/feb/08/wsmain01-wake-forest-baseball-coach-gives-a-kidney-ar-763719/