Kelli Maher has never thought she would able to do this while she’s alive.
On the Friday before Christmas at the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, she met with a eight-year-old girl who’s survived because of her help.
Maher donated her kidney to Cecilia Brown, who was diagnosed with Stage III renal failure at the age of five.
“The power to save somebody’s life is incredible,” Maher said with tears in her eyes. “It’s the true meaning of Christmas right here.”