19-Year-Old Meets the Stranger & Living Donor Who Saved Her Life


The health of 19-year-old Madison Ricci [who was diagnosed with lupus at age 12] quickly deteriorated last year during spring break. While the University of Tampa student had already been on the list for a liver transplant, doctors told her family that a living donor was her best chance for survival. Cue 22-year-old Jaelin Highsmith, a total stranger who ended up saving Madison's life.

The two underwent liver transplant surgery in December, and just met for the first time live on Good Morning America. Grab some tissues and check it out below!