Good Son Repays His Adoptive Mother By Secretly Becoming Her Kidney Donor
Ingeborg Mcintosh, a resident of Phoenix, Arizona has always had a big heart. Over the course of her time as a foster parent, she's had 123 foster kids go through her doors. One of those kids, Jordan, stole her heart.
Ingeborg had Jordan in her care since shortly after he was born, and absolutely fell in love with him. Unfortunately his birth mother wanted him adopted by either African-American or biracial parents. After a four-year struggle to adopt him, thankfully, she won that right and Jordan became her son.
Now, 27 years later, Jordan is a fine young man who is clearly incredibly grateful for the mother who raised him with all the love and kindness anyone could ever ask for. Unfortunately, all was not well. Ingeborg was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease, which causes the growth of numerous fluid-filled cysts in the kidneys. These result in reduced kidney function and can eventually lead to kidney failure. In order to survive, she would need a kidney transplant.
For Jordan, the decision was immediate. Without his mother's knowledge, he got tested to see if he was a donor match. When he learned he was, his mind was made up. Even though she told him that he really didn't have to go through the invasive surgery for her sake, he knew it was a very simple decision. "Everything she's done for me since I was a kid, I just wanted to give it back to her, and show her how much I appreciate her." He hopes that he can continue to do more for her as he gets older.