I don’t cry easily but the tears were flowing when I watched this story this morning. It may have been because Tom LeClair is my cousin – we grew up together in Chicago.
Tom is probably the most selfless person I’ve ever met although he pointed out that he did this in part in memory of our other cousin, Tom Fielding, who gave a kidney to his sister, Jeri, some years back. Tom Fielding passed away a few years later at age 51. I wish I had half the courage of either one of these guys.
I spoke to Tom this afternoon and both he and the kidney recipient are doing well. Maybe Chicago has something to celebrate after all.