Gilbert man donates kidney to ‘30 Rock’ actor

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Chapman, who walks on a treadmill for 90 minutes a day, now hosts fundraiser walks to raise money for the National Kidney Foundation and “Team Grizz” to bring more of an awareness to kidney disease.

During the events surrounding the transplant, Perkins became somewhat of a celebrity himself.

In a documentary to be released at a later date, Chapman chronicled his struggle with kidney disease and dialysis leading up to the transplant. Perkins appears in the documentary.

Ryan is an amazing person,” Chapman said. “When I was his age, I wasn’t thinking about giving someone a kidney. How do you ever repay someone for something like that? You can’t. It’s not like borrowing $20 from someone and telling them you’re going to give it back. It’s something that you can never repay someone for.

Ryan gave me my life back.”

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Information from: East Valley Tribune, http://www.eastvalleytribune.com

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