National Donor Month: Chance Meeting Leads To Gift Of Life

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- A chance meeting six years gave a new lease on life to a Nicodemus man - literally. And, on Tuesday, Gov. Sam Brownback welcomes him and his friend to the Capital so they can share their story of generosity and friendship.

According to the governor's office, Rob Robinson, a hunter from Mississippi, was looking for a place to hunt pheasant when he knocked on the door of Gil Alexander back in 2008. Four years later, Robinson surprised Alexander with the gift of a kidney donation that saved his life.

Gov. Brownback first heard their story last year during the Governor's Pheasant Hunt. He was so touched by it he invited them to share their story as he marks National Donate Life Month.