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This Woman Who Healed From Addiction Donates Her Kidney To The Officer Who Arrested Her Years Ago.

This Woman Who Healed From Addiction Donates Her Kidney To The Officer Who Arrested Her Years Ago.

A former U.S. drug addict gave a life-saving kidney to a retired cop who 'locked her up several times.'

Jocelynn James, from Russellville, Alabama, was jailed 16 times in 2007-2012, according to Fox 11, on charges of theft and drug use.

The 40-year-old was 'missing' in a violent circle, and it was the cop Terrell Potter who arrested her many times.

It's been eight years since Jocelynn was behind bars or used drugs-and now she's saving Terrell's life.

 

 

 



 

 

The retired cop's kidney collapsed, operating at just five per cent, and he was advised by doctors that he was facing a seven or eight-year wait for a new one. He later posted an urgent plea on Facebook, and his call was answered by none other than Jocelynn.

Reflecting on the moment she saw his plea, Jocelynn told WVTM 13: "I just threw my phone down and the Holy Spirit told me right then that I had that man's kidney."

Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville carried out testing to determine their viability, and they assured Jocelynn that they had 'never had a better kidney transplant match.'

 

Credit: Fox 11

 

The surprising couple underwent the surgery on 21 July, and it was a resounding success. Today Terrell praises a former associate of the 'Most Wanted List' to save his life.

He said: "If you asked me 100 names of who may give me a kidney, her name would have not been on the list. It's just unbelievable that she was willing to do that.

"It's made a great relationship and a bond between us that can go forever. There's no doubt about that. Her giving me a kidney, it extended my life.

"I'm very thankful to be alive because I should be dead."

 

Credit: WVTM 13

 

Now Jocelynn runs a non-profit center for addicts finding treatment called The Place of Grace and she believes her story will encourage people not to give up.

She said: "I want people to realize that there is help out there for them. It doesn't matter what happens in your life. You can always turn it around.

"For God to use me as a vessel to extend Mr. Potter's life is my greatest accomplishment.

"I should be dead. Instead, God helped me save a life. I am overwhelmed."

The inspirational story appeared as the UK is hosting Organ Donation Week in the UK for the first time since England switched to an opt-out system.

 

Also, read: Cop Meets The Man 14 Years After She Helped Him With Heroin Addiction, And It's Amazing How Little Actions Of Kindness Goes A Long Way.

Image Credit: WVTM 13

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