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Woman who battled alcoholism gives man a second chance at life

L-R: Christine Lee and Jerome Skinner. (Source: WBRC video) L-R: Christine Lee and Jerome Skinner. (Source: WBRC video)
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

A Birmingham woman is helping to give a man a second chance at life after being given one herself.

Jerome Skinner damaged his kidneys when he weened himself off blood pressure medicine. He shared a post on Facebook saying he believed he would get a living kidney donor.

That's how Christine Lee learned about it.     

For 10 years she had battled against alcoholism.

She says through her faith, she was able to stop and prayed that God would allow her to be a blessing to someone on a life changing scale.

Within a week of that prayer, she learned about Jerome's situation.      

She underwent all the tests, was found not only to be 100 percent healthy, but a perfect match for Jerome's kidney.

"This is the ultimate testimony of being healed, healthy and whole where you're able to go through 10 years of recklessness, of abuse and to come and be able today to be a kidney donor, a healthy candidate,” Lee said.

Skinner hopes his story encourages someone else who may be in a similar situation.

"Just keep your faith in God and believe that God got your back if nobody else got your back.  And something real positive is going to come quicker
than what you think,” he said.

The two have been acquaintances over the years, speaking occasionally at church and encouraging each other even before this situation.

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