Alabama woman donates kidney to cop who arrested her years back
Alabama : An Alabama woman saved a life of a cop, who had arrested her years back, by donating her kidney to him.
According to Fox News, Jocelynn James, a recovering drug addict, saw on Facebook that former officer Terrell Potter was in need of a kidney transplant. After coming across a Facebook appeal by Mr Potter's daughter, Ms James reached out to her and offered to donate one of her own kidneys to the cop who had arrested her numerous times.
40-year-old woman is now in sober state but there was a time when she had invested all of her savings, home and car to fund her habit. She was arrested multiple times between 2007 and 2012, and was on the state's 'Most Wanted' list.
One night, she saw her name flash on the TV as a "wanted" criminal and decided she was "sick of living that life". The next day, she turned herself over to authorities and stayed in jail for six months. After that she went to rehab for nine months, and today, Jocelynn James is helping other women who are in the same position as she once was.
"I still can't tell you what the post says because I never read it fully," she said to VUMC Voice - the news magazine of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. "I just saw that the man needed a kidney and the Holy Spirit spoke to me and said 'you have that man's kidney.' It was that simple. And I threw my phone down and I was like, 'God, I don't have time to give a man a kidney. I literally work 78 hours a week.'"
According to the Daily Mail, James donated the kidney to Potter in July at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville. Both of them are medically fit and doing well.
"That's one of the most unlikely candidates for someone to give you a kidney: somebody you put in jail. And if you asked me for a list of a hundred people who would give me a kidney, her name would not be on that list. Because we had no contact or anything. I just would've never picked her name out. But I'm so thankful that God put her in my life again," said Potter.