Diehard Sox Fan Donates Kidney to Diehard Cubs Fan


An avid Cubs fan needed a kidney and got one from a diehard Sox fan:

Two years after being diagnosed with kidney failure, Cubs super fan 23-year-old Bridget Kolls knew she had to spread the word for help.

"It took me a long time to actually believe this was happening," Kolls said.

She came to a Cubs game last year with a homemade sign bearing the words, "This lil' Cubbie needs a kidney!"

The Cubs shared the plea on Twitter, and it spread, until it was seen by the diehard Sox fan, 32-year-old Thomas Alessio, moved to take action.

"Really, it was a reaction to seeing the sign," Alessio said.

He made the life changing and life extending decision to donate his kidney to Kolls. He was a match to be a living donor.

Surgery was supposed to happen opening day this year, but was postponed because of Covid. What crosstown rivalry?!

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