EXCLUSIVE UPDATE: AL kidney donor and recipient on the road to recovery

AL kidney donor and recipient on the road to recovery

(WTVM) - It has been over a month since the 19-year old Phenix City teen, Corbin Simpson, and a former Muscogee County school teacher, LaShonda Brown underwent a life-changing kidney transplant surgery.

Today, the pair are well on the road to recovery and hoping to inspire others along the way.

Simpson, a student at Columbus Technical College says he was inspired by a GoFundMe account raising money on Brown's behalf.

Brown, at the time, was suffering from Stage 5 kidney failure.

I felt God speak straight to my heart with this one. I knew it was the right thing to do from the start. Whenever I decided that this was what I wanted to do, I had absolutely no doubt at all," said Simpson.

Doctors reportedly call the pair, 'a match made in heaven.'

Brown and Simpson both say recovery is going smoother and faster than anyone expected.

"I feel great. I have energy. The side effects I worried about in the beginning are subsiding. I am resting now. We are exercising now and preparing my own meals," said Brown.

Simpson's selflessness has awarded him a full scholarship to Columbus Technical College and an unofficial adoption into Brown's family.

"I've had some wonderful things that happened to me in my life. This gift that came from Corbin, nothing can compare to it, nothing. It exceeded everything I received or expected to receive in my life," said father of LaShonda Brown, Bill Brown.

Both Brown and Simpson say through this story, they want to inspire people and encourage more people to donate.

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