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Strange Appeal for a Kidney Donor Pays Off

A Maine woman's unusual method of finding a kidney donor has paid off

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A Maine woman's unusual method of finding a kidney donor has paid off.

The Portland Press Herald reports that Christine Royles of South Portland was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease which led to kidney failure in December 2013.

She went on the national waiting to find a donor, but decided to take matters into her own hands.

She painted an appeal for a donor on the rear window of her car, along with a phone number.

Josh Dall-Leighton, a 30-year-old corrections officer from Windham and a father of three, saw the message on a trip to the Maine Mall with his family. He called.

The stranger has been classified as a potential match and the surgery is set for May.

Royles calls Josh's generosity "unbelievable."

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