TSA Worker Gets New Kidney From Co-Worker

Posted at 8:55 PM, Mar 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-10 22:00:11-05

A local TSA worker diagnosed with a genetic kidney disease was given a new one by a generous co-worker.

Alex Evans, an assistant photosecurity director for TSA, was just 30 years old when he was diagnosed with the genetic kidney disease.

Over the last 22 years, his kidney function has gone down to 12% and, his doctors told him it was time for a kidney transplant.

Luckily, Rhonda Bowery, a coworker and friend, was a match.

"So when I told him who I was he said your prayers were answered, they called me this morning, and I said I know I'm your donor,” said Bowery.

Rhonda said their families have become like one since their surgeries over the holidays.

As for Alex, he said he has felt better recently than he has in years.