SEATTLE — A pilot and a flight attendant at Alaska Airlines are celebrating National Kidney Month in a very inspiring way.
“Once we close that door, we have to rely on the person sitting next to us to save our life, literally.”
That’s what these women do every day they go to work, as Alaska Airlines employees. But now Captain Jodi Harskamp is going above and beyond the call of duty for her friend and flight attendant Jenny Stansel.
“Just last March 10th — one year to the day — was my very last day at work. I had to take a passenger seat on the way home I was so sick,” Jenny told Q13 News.
For 15 years, Jenny has struggled with kidney disease, brought on by lupus.
“She sent out a company-wide email after she went on medical leave saying, I need a kidney, preferably O positive. She set up a Facebook page …