Tim Biggerstaff, well-known radio personality on WLON, is resting at home after his kidney transplant.
The procedure was performed Tuesday, May 25 at Baptist Hospital.
Biggerstaff received a kidney from a long-time listener of his show, Jack Folk.
Biggerstaff talked about his kidney condition on the radio from time to time. Folk, who was unemployed at the time, called and offered to spend his time off taking tests to see if he was a match.
Now that the operation is complete, both are recovering well, Biggerstaff said.
Folk went home Friday, May 28. Biggerstaff returned home Monday, May 31.
Biggerstaff did suffer a slight stroke following surgery, but said it was not debilitating.
The Lincolnton DJ has suffered from juvenile diabetes since childhood. He was able to lead a normal life until December of 2000 when he was diagnosed with cerebral vasculitis.
The setback landed Biggerstaff in the hospital for more than a month.
His continued health problems have resulted in 17 eye surgeries and four insulin shots a day. He spends his nights hooked to a paratonal dialysis machine to cleanse his system.
Anyone who would like to send cards or notes to Biggerstaff may send them to 7936 Flay Road, Lawndale, N.C. 28092.by Diane Turbyfill