Woman donates kidney to stranger after seeing message on car

In West Ashley, South Carolina, a man in need of a kidney got the gift of a lifetime from a complete stranger, thanks to a handwritten note on a car.

40-year-old Starr Gardy parked in a parking lot next to a car with a message handwritten on the back window.

The message was written by Lashonda Pugh, asking for a potential kidney donor for her 24-year-old son, Daniel Jones.

Starr saw the message and said she felt compelled to help.

After getting tested, Starr learned she was a match and underwent the procedure with Daniel, who now has a new kidney — and a new relationship with Starr.

She’s no longer just a generous stranger. They’re family now — and she’s known as “Aunt Starr.”



Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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