JANESVILLE, Wis.(WISN/CNN) —An 8-year-old boy has a new chance at life after a complete stranger — a town of Milton police officer — donated one her kidneys to him.
Officer Lindsey Bittorf read about 8-year-old Jackson Arneson after his mother, Kristi Goll, made a public plea for a donor on F
“This kid, this little boy, is like my own son,” said Bittorf, who is at home recovering. “I just love this little boy with just everything.”
Jackson is also home in Janesville recovering from the June 22 surgery. He is up and walking around and feeling better already.
“He has been eating like crazy. I don’t know, I blame Lindsey,” Goll said. “She must be a good eater because this boy is a good eater now.”
Jackson was born with a condition called posterior urethral valves. His father was a promising candidate, but doctors ultimately ruled him out after discovering he had a minor …
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