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Vienna, Ga– A draft pick of the New York Yankees who is suffering a rare disease received a life-saving kidney from his coach. Kevin Jordan was diagnosed with ANCA vasculitis, a disease which attacked his kidney.

His senior year, he committed to Wake Forest University, awaiting the draft. Suddenly however, Jordan’s started to feel weaker and weaker.

He was diagnosed with ANCA vasculitis, a disease of the immune system that is so rare it only shows up in 1 in 55,000 people. It attacked Jordan’s kidneys. Kevin had to live by himself during his first semester of college.

He went through dialysis every night while he slept. Then his coach Tom Walter stepped in, offering to donate his kidney.


Tom Walter and Kevin Jordan underwent surgery on Monday, Feb. 7, 2011.



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