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News Gets Personal for KXAS Reporter

Topic: Health Awareness Campaigns

NBC affiliate KXAS-TV Dallas anchor and reporter Kristi Nelson recently shared a touching, personal story of donating a kidney to her mother during a multi-part series titled "Kristiís Gift." "Iím doing this because sheís my mother and I love her and I think she has a wonderful spirit," said Nelson. "I also think itís an especially important message to send to minority communities, including African Americans and Hispanics. The message is that we need to take care of ourselves and that if we do have contributing factors to kidney disease we can control them."
The series examined kidney disease, organ donation and transplantation from the emotional perspective of a daughter who witnessed her mother taking dialysis three times per week. In addition to the on-air series, Kristiís Gift has its own page on the NBC 5 website with kidney disease resources and the stories of others who are awaiting transplants. Kristiís Gift aired on KXAS newscasts in three parts and was produced by NBC 5ís Emmy Award winning team.

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