When two cops showed up at Kristi Goll's door, the Wisconsin mom didn't know what they were there for. But the last thing she expected was the invaluable gift one of them was about to give her 8-year-old son.
Milton police deputy Lindsey Bittorf stumbled upon a Facebook post from Goll, who was pleading with her friends and followers could get tested to see if they have O+ blood. Her little boy, Jackson Arneson, was in desperate need of a kidney transplant, and doctors told her a living donor with that blood type would be a much better match than a deceased donor.
Moved by the devoted mom's post, Bittorf (who, by the way, had never met the family before), decided to volunteer to get her blood tested.
“Maybe this is just weird and odd but as soon as I saw her post, I just knew. It’s me,” Bittorf said.
And sure enough, it was.
Bittorf then made a trip to Arneson's home to personally deliver the good news to the boy and his mom, along with a special plaque she made for him.
And of course, Goll was beside herself in joy.
“After months of searching for a kidney donor for Jackson, I can say, ‘the search is over!’ I can’t even put into words how amazing of a gift we are receiving from this amazing person,” Goll wrote in a Facebook post update. “She surprised us after work today and I still feel in shock. Jackson is so excited and says, ‘I think my new kidney will make me run faster!’ Today you became our hero.”
The transplant is scheduled for late June.
h/t Fox News