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Dubois Co. woman donates kidney to Boston man

DUBOIS CO., IN (WFIE) -

After she agreed to help one stranger in Tennessee, Cheryl Welp gave one of her kidneys to another stranger from Boston.

And she says she's gained a brother in the process.

The Dubois County resident says as a nurse, she's tried to live by the motto ‘You may be one person to the world, but to one person you may be the world.'

She says she had agreed to donate a kidney to a Tennessee woman, but when she got better, she was connected with Chris Johnson in Boston.

After being told they were a match, Welp and her husband flew to Boston and gave one of her kidneys to Johnson.

She says the past few weeks have been a little overwhelming, but when she got a gift from Johnson's family, she knew it was worth it.

“I never dreamed that I would be so loved and cared about by this totally beautiful group of people who accepted not only me, but my whole family into their life,” said Welp.

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