MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Whatever conceptions you have about organ donation may expand your view of what’s possible and what one person can do after listening to Nancy Nelson and Ellen DeFilippis.
Nancy Nelson is a long-time radio and television personality, who in 2008 lost her husband, WCCO-TV legend Bill Carlson, to prostate cancer.READ MORE: Red Flag Warning In Effect For Northern Minnesota Counties
Last November, Nancy found out that her close friend Ellen DeFilippis was dying of kidney failure. Nancy got tested and found out she was a match.READ MORE: Minneapolis Police Investigating Saturday Afternoon Shooting In South Minneapolis
Within weeks, Nancy and Ellen were both in surgery at the Mayo Clinic. Both sat down with Esme Murphy on WCCO Sunday Morning to talk about the transplant.
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Watch the full interview for more on their story.