10 Altruistic Individuals in Sports

Posted by Tim Groves on February-9-2011 Add Comments

Tom Walter, the baseball coach for Wake Forest, recently donated his kidney to freshman recruit Kevin Jordan.  Jordan had yet to even play for the team.

He committed to play for the Demon Deacons and was later drafted in Round 19 by the New York Yankees in the amateur draft.  Shortly after, he was diagnosed with ANCA vasculitis. 

The condition caused the white blood cells in his body to attack healthy tissue.  It left his kidneys functioning at only eight percent.

After it was determined that no one in Jordan's family was suitable for a donation, Walter stepped up to the plate.  Walter discovered that he was a match and decided to donate his kidney to Jordan.

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