Success Story: Cheree Swan Got In Shape to Donate A Kidney

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.

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