A police officer in Rock County is going above and beyond the call of duty to donate a kidney to a little boy she’d just met.
Milton Township police officer Lindsey Bittorf was perusing Facebook in early December when she came across a post from a Janesville mother who’d made a public plea for potential donors.
Kristi Goll turned to social media after years of testing determined that friends and family weren’t a match for her boy, 8-year-old Jackson Arneson, who was born with a condition called Posterior Urethral Valves.
Jackson’s father, Gregg, was a promising candidate, but doctors ultimately ruled him out after discovering he had a minor heart condition.
“Virtually, his kidney function has always been below 30 percent,” Goll explained of her son’s condition.
Bittorf doesn’t know the family but was among the thousands to read the mother’s plea. She was compelled to get tested.
“I’m pretty set in my ways, so if …