Michigan judge says he owes his life to his co-worker

FERNDALE, MICH. - A Michigan judge says he owes his life to a co-worker who donated one of her kidneys to him.

The Daily Tribune reports that Ferndale, Mich. Judge Joseph Longo had finished another session of kidney dialysis when Linda Carroll, his court administrator, walked into his office and offered to donate a kidney.

Longo says he nearly fell out of his chair, adding that he couldn't describe "how you feel with someone offers you life."

Carroll she made the decision and talked to her family after researching the judge's condition.

The 61-year-old judge entered a kidney donor program through the University of Wisconsin after his kidneys were damaged by a medication he took for an infection.

Longo and Carroll returned to work several weeks after their surgeries in July.

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