Amber Hollier didn't know the man she donated a kidney to. And it wasn't an easy decision.
Hollier is a single mother. She worried: What if her own daughter needed a kidney one day?
But a news story about a local father moved her. Darin Tassin had six children - and kidney failure.
He needed a transplant. She felt she needed to help.
Hollier gave her left kidney to Tassin on April 18.
Then with a month of recovering at home ahead of her, Hollier figured she might as well be useful again, so she picked up a couple of foster kittens who needed bottle-feeding.
The kittens were 2 weeks old. Hollier was five days post-op.
"Their bottle schedule matched up almost perfectly with my medication schedule," she tells The Dodo. "How one kidney saved three lives."