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Stranger does incredible act of giving from afar

Toddler To Receive Kidney From Stranger 1,500 Miles Away

A Minnesota toddler is set to get a new kidney thanks to the generosity of a complete stranger who lives more than 1,500 miles away.

"The most wonderful thing I've ever experienced. I mean, just knowing that somebody wants to save my daughter's life that's not me."

KMSP reports 2-year-old Arianna Moore suffered kidney failure when she was just 7 weeks old. Arianna was also diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder which involves scarring on her kidney causing her to need dialysis 10 hours every day.

Back in 2012, Arianna's family set up a Facebook page with the hope that someone, somewhere would be able to help the little girl out with an organ donation her family said she needed.

Christy Harding, who's from Jacksonville, Fla., told KARE she normally scrolls past pages about children who are sick because they upset her, but Arianna's page was different.

"I don't know why I stopped on this one, and called on this one, and matched this one."

Arianna's mom told ABC: "I had no faith that we'd find a kidney donor on Facebook but I sure as heck was going to try. ... Christy emailed me to let me know she was the one donating. ... All I can do is cry every time I think about it."

KARE reports Harding will fly up from Florida for a surgery scheduled for sometime next week.

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squigleycfp May 01 2014 at 1:00 AM

Having grown up with a handicapped parent, I already know how good people can be. This just proves it!

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onceachild April 30 2014 at 8:24 PM

Christy, what a caring and generous person you are! I wish you (as well as precious Arianna) a speedy recovery. God Bless!

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lmen579 April 30 2014 at 6:56 PM

This amazing woman gave a gift that will keep on giving.,,, a person's another chance
People should think about being organ donors... so many wonderful people are waiting for one. To be able to give a part of you to help somebody else live is the most unselfish thing one can do.
Hope all goes well for both of them

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Linda April 30 2014 at 6:35 PM

Christy Harding......thank you for making the selfless act of donating an organ to save a childs life. You are an angel.

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Hi Clifford April 30 2014 at 5:53 PM

thats a real hero bless her

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elaine April 30 2014 at 5:09 PM

I really can't find the words for this unselfish act of heroism. What a wonderful person this Christy is. I pray for a successful surgery and recuperation for both the donor and the child.

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aaubry1 April 30 2014 at 4:13 PM

If all people followed this person act the world would be a better place.

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Mary Beth April 30 2014 at 3:45 PM

Does she need money for airfare or anything?

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judip83 April 30 2014 at 2:57 PM

God bless you for giving to save another. There aren't many people like you.

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Gina April 30 2014 at 2:47 PM

God bless these kids who need help and the people who help them!
It's always amazing to hear that strangers care enough to help save lives!

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