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Kidney recipient lives out dream of attending Padres game

Posted at 11:52 AM, Jul 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-02 14:54:00-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - More than two years ago, Paul Williams was inspired by a 10News story to help a young man in need of a kidney transplant.

Williams saw the story of James Wellman, who was denied a new kidney because he has Down syndrome, and he decided to do something.

Williams went on to donate his own kidney to Wellman, and they have since become important individuals in each other’s lives.

10News Photojournalist Paul Grijalva was at a recent San Diego Padres game as Wellman got live out a dream to watch the team play -- with the man that saved his life. Watch the story in the media player above.