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Reddit User Donates His Kidney To A Complete Stranger In Need! Our Faith In Mankind Is Restored!

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If you needed more proof that the internet is awesome, then we have a story that will make a true believer out of you!

A man named John Kim was on a desperate search for a kidney donor after years of battling with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis caused his organs to fail. However, when wasn't having any luck, he turned to the website Reddit and posted his blood type and phone number in hopes of connecting with a match!

Luckily, a user simply known as

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Tyga Is On A Mission To Find A Sick Kid A Kidney!

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It's either the holiday spirit, or Tyga is one nice guy! We LOVE it when we see people using their fame for good!

Tyga — rapper and apparent philanthropist — is all about helping an ailing kid he met while visiting an L.A. Children's Hospital! More specifically, he's trying to find him a kidney and FAST!

Tyga was in the middle of

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E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Petting Zoo!

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A petting zoo in Minnesota has been linked to an E. Coli outbreak!

Health officials in Minnesota are investigating an E. Coli outbreak linked to a pumpkin farm's petting zoo.

We had no idea petting zoos held any danger worse than maybe getting nipped by a goat!

According to the state's Department of Health three kids between the ages of 1 and 7 have gotten the particularly dangerous O157:H7 strain of the infection.

The chairman of prevention at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville said:

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Little Big League Star Brad Lesley Has Died

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At 54 years old, Brad Lesley had already enjoyed a few years of MLB play and being a part of a bunch of 90s sports movies — but that doesn't make his passing any less sad. 54 is waaaay too young!

His death has stemmed from kidney issues, and according to his ex-wife, he had been living in a nursing home for the past seven months. He had been getting dialysis, but succumbed to kidney failure in the end.

Such a bummer. Who could forget his goatee in Little Big League??

Our hearts go out to his friends and family.

[Image via Topps.]

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Rat Kidney Produced In Lab May Lead To Eventual Human Transplants

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Each year, 17,000 people receive a kidney transplant, but it's the number of people that don't receive one that is so astounding.

THAT number is about 17,000 people times FIVE, which is why news that scientists have made functioning rat kidneys at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston is SO amazing!!!!

When the kidneys were transplanted into rats - they effectively produced urine for the rodents!

Normally rat urine isn't very exciting, but this could be a first step towards creating replacement organs for folks who suffer from kidney diseases.

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