South Carolina paramedic loses 125 pounds to donate kidney to 2-year-old niece

  • Source: WSAV-TV NBC/CW+3 Savannah
  • Published: 06/28/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: As a paramedic, nothing would stop Sara Cathey from stepping up to save a life. As it turned out, the Beaufort EMS worker was able to help one of her own family members. “She brightens my day,” Sara said of her niece, Natalyn. “Makes any bad day good.” It was a devastating day when she found out that 2-year-old Natalyn had a genetic condition that nearly killed her. “She had a double nephrectomy, so both her kidneys got removed June of last year,” remembered Sara. The whole family took tests to find out who might be a kidney match. “You never think it’s going to be you,” Sara said. “I am out here every day with strangers. I love these strangers. I really enjoy being a paramedic, helping people. I get emotionally invested with these complete strangers. So I can’t really explain how much it really hits when it’s her.”


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