A woman whose picture was once on the ‘Most Wanted List’ in Franklin County, Alabama is so grateful to the officer who arrested her, that she is giving him a kidney.
Jocelynn James was addicted to opioids and supported her drug habit by stealing and breaking the law. Between 2007-2012, Officer Terrell Potter arrested her multiple times.
Now, the woman is saving Potter’s life because she believes he saved hers—by helping her turn it around.
Last November, the former police officer learned that his kidney was failing, but doctors said the waiting list meant that a replacement organ was 7-8-years away.
As soon as Ms. James saw the Facebook post about Potter needing a kidney, she said she heard God tell her right then to donate her organ—and as fate would have it, the two were a perfect match.
The surgery was performed a month and a half ago, and all went extremely well.
Ms. James currently runs a non-profit organization that provides drug counseling to women, and this November she will celebrate eight years sober.
The former officer told KTTV he now considers James like another daughter. “It’s made a great relationship and a bond between us that can go forever.’
“To be able to give another human a kidney to extend his life is really rewarding,” James said.