Eternally grateful to others who helped her survive cancer, Cheree Swan decided to pay it forward by donating one of her kidneys to a stranger. Little did she know, her life would soon become wonderfully entwined with the kidney recipient and his family.
Less than a year ago, Cheree and Shandcler Rudgely were complete strangers. Now, they share a permanent bond.
“She’s given me a second chance at life,” said Shandcler. “A re-birth. An ‘Act Two.’”
It all started last January, when Cheree went looking for a gym to join because she wanted to get in shape to be a kidney donor.
“It was just my way of giving back,” Cheree reveals.