If you were to meet 9-year-old Zachary Pritchett for the first time today, you’d think he were just like any other 3rd grader.
But for the first eight years of his life, Zachary was like a different person; he was on heavy medications, hooked up to dialysis machines, and doctors were frantically searching for a donor kidney – without much luck.
Then, in early 2015, his parents got a phone call.
“It was 2 o’clock in the morning on February 10th,” said Zachary’s father David. “They said ‘we got a match, it’s about a 90% match and you guys need to be here by 5 o’clock.'”
Later that day, Zachary got his brand new kidney, and now he’s healthier than ever.
“His energy level is almost through the roof,” said David. “He’s running around like a normal 9-year-old and that’s what matters a lot.”
In fact, he’s feeling so well Zachary recently ran in his first 5K.