Football Star Retires To Donate Kidney To His Sick Brother

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Brothers Ma'ake Kemoeatu, an ex-Baltimore Raven, and Chris Kemoeatu, an ex-Pittsburgh Steeler, are best friends off the field. Chris has been battling kidney problems since the eighth grade. When he found out he needed a new kidney he had to quit football. His brother, Ma'ake, also gave up the sport in order to donate his kidney. "I'm the oldest of the seven kids, and it's my responsibility to take care of my younger brothers and sisters," Ma'ake said. "If my younger siblings need blood, it'll be my blood. If they need a kidney, it'll have to be my kidney." Doctors who performed the surgery said everything went well and the two would recover just fine. The two plan to move to their native Hawaii once they recover.

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Feature image: Baltimore Sun



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