Former Northside baseball player Kevin Jordan and Wake Forest baseball coach Tom Walter were doing well at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon, just a day after an operation that gave Jordan one of his coach’s kidneys.
“Tom’s first words were, ‘How is Kevin doing?’ and Kevin’s first words were, ‘How is Coach doing?’” Keith Jordan, Kevin’s father, said. “They’re both doing well and both very happy today.”
Kevin Jordan was diagnosed in April with a condition that led to irregular antibodies attacking his kidneys, breaking them down and requiring a transplant. After spending much of his first semester as a Wake Forest freshman on dialysis and unable to find a suitable donor in his family, Walter was tested and found to be a match.
Kevin Jordan and Walter are expected to speak at a news conference at the hospital on Wednesday morning. For more coverage from the event, check back at ledger-enquirer.com on Wednesday.
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