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Just when it feels like there is no hope left for humanity stories like these pop up. A Louisiana man who has been sick for seven years will receive the gift of life this holiday season thanks to his neighbor.

Every time they were outside they’d wave and say hello, but Justin James and Nancy Dozier are about to get a whole lot closer.

James, 28, was diagnosed with kidney failure in 2011. Every member of his immediate family was tested but doctors said none of them were a match. He has been on the organ transplant list for seven years and undergoing three and a half hour dialysis treatments three times a week.

Dozier knew James was sick a lot, but didn’t know why until she decided to ask his mother Tysha Martin one day. Martin told Dozier what was going on and that James needed an O positive kidney. Dozier instantly offered to give him one of hers.

“It was like offering him a piece of gum,” Martin said.

The family looked at her offer as just another situation of false hope and empty promises. But, a few weeks later that all changed Martin realized Dozier actually wanted to get tested to see if she was a match.

Dozier was a match and on November 28, she will be giving James one of her kidneys.

For her the decision was a simple one, “I have two and he needs one,” she said. Adding, “he deserves to be here as much as anybody else.”

“I’m going to be a part of her now, she’s forever going to be a part of me,” James says.

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10 thoughts on “A Louisiana Woman Gives Her Neighbor The Gift Of Life This Holiday Season [Video]

  1. Let’s not make this a racists issue. It’s the unselfish act of kindness to give of oneselve to help another in need to give them a better quality of life to live.

  2. How about thank you. The only color that matters is RED! We all have the same color on the inside! Stop making everything about race. And by the way “BLACK PEOPLE” do donate..smh… Sick minded people!

  3. Unfortunately I must agreed with MacDaddy this time. Had the situation been reversed, Mr James probably would not have inquired let alone donate. Face it, BLACK FOLKS ARE JUST NOT GENEROUS. Look at the situation with HBCU’s

  4. Christianforreal on said:

    Lol, Mac that’s not offensive because here again is an area where black people are behind white people. One has to SEE with both eyes, that we are behind you ONLY because you went out of your way to purposely oppress us and keep us behind you.Your people made sure when you stole us and brought us here, that we had hell trying to learn the language, let alone learn to read. And here is another one of those areas. Black people are learning that there are many, many things that we can do and don’t need your permission to do so. Black people know and understand that there are many, many people that need us to step up and donate. We need to donate blood and blood products, livers, kidneys and other needed organs and even marrow. We can even become living donors in some of these cases. God Bless this woman!! She has a beautiful heart.

    • Nelda Fairley on said:

      Color shouldn’t matter. Helping anyone bc that is what we’re supposed to do, is what matters. I would help anyone in need if I was in a position to do so ( black, white, Asian, Mexican etc) Human beings are what matters, not the color of one’s skin.

    • Mac Daddy on said:

      Sorry bro-bro BAW Gentrification does not permit for deflection of blame to others for our failings. Accountability brother, learn it, live it. You will thank me

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