Mum donates kidney to save son

A mum saved her three-year-old son’s life by donating one of her kidneys after both of his failed.

Marie Stephenson was found to be the closest match for toddler John, who was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder when he was just five weeks old.

Both Marie and John have now fully recovered from the ordeal and are leading healthy lives.

The family is now aiming to raise money for the Kidneys for Life charity through an open day at 315 Gym, where both John and his sister Lexi, four, go swimming with the Piranhas Swim School.

The open day, complete with a duck race and bouncy castles and sponsored by Morecambe FC, is on Sunday, September 28 from 11am.

Piranhas have also elected Kidneys for Life as their 2014/2015 charity.

Marie, said: “John’s care cost £28,000 so we are hoping to raise that amount over a series of events.”

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