Sebastian Rivera

Cop Gets Kidney From Student, Then Pays The Kindness Forward

We’ve been following the recovery of a Minneapolis police officer who desperately needed a kidney donor, and found one after a two-year search. The donor was 20-year-old Sebastian Rivera, University of Minnesota student who he’d never met.

05/14/2014

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Mpls and St. Paul Fire, Police Officers Take Part In The Second Annual “Unite Fight”

Minneapolis and St. Paul police and firefighters are stepping into the ring and “duking it out” in the second annual “Unite Fight.” Six weeks ago, Minneapolis officer Carlos Escobar received a life-saving kidney transplant from a 20-year-old college student, Sebastian Rivera.

03/01/2014

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Man Donates Kidney To Cop, Then Cop Repays The Kindness

A Minneapolis police officer wants to give back to the man who saved his life. Carlos Baires Escobar had been on the waiting list for a kidney for two years.

02/27/2014

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Student Donates Kidney To Mpls. Cop

A Minneapolis Police officer battling lupus and kidney failure received a life-changing transplant this week. Carlos Escobar, 35, is recovering at Hennepin County Medical Center. He spent two years on a waiting list for a kidney donation. After working a full day as a police officer, he would come home and spend seven hours on dialysis, hoping and praying a donor would come through. “I never expected it to be too soon because they told me with my blood type, it could be seven years,” Escobar said

01/18/2014

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