- Associated Press - Monday, March 30, 2015

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — A Maine woman’s unusual method of finding a kidney donor has paid off.

The Portland Press Herald (https://bit.ly/1BVLJ6I) 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 list 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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