VIDEO: Miami-Dade Officer to Donate Kidney to Coworker
A Miami-Dade Police officer was in the fight of his life when he received a devastating diagnosis, but help arrived in the form of a fellow officer who is donating her kidney to help him survive, reports WSVN.
Officer German Alech and his wife Olga were expecting their first grandchild when doctors told the officer he had a genetic condition that led to kidney failure and he would need a transplant.
Word spread throughout the Miami-Dade Police Department that Officer Alech needed help.
Officer Diana Castillo, who has served with Alech for almost 20 years, found out she was a match and decided to donate one of her kidneys. "I'm just happy I could help him," says Castillo. "He's such a kind person. I just want him around for that grandbaby."
The transplant surgery is scheduled for Aug. 31 at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Both Alech and Castillo have recently become grandparents and look forward to seeing their grandchildren grow up.