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Oklahoma Families Have Emotional Meeting After Kidney Transplant

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Myrtha Delgado hugs Louise Tibbs. Delgado was the recipient of a kidney after Louise donated her deceased son's. Myrtha Delgado hugs Louise Tibbs. Delgado was the recipient of a kidney after Louise donated her deceased son's.
Louise Tibbs closes her eyes and clutches flowers as Delgado speaks. Louise Tibbs closes her eyes and clutches flowers as Delgado speaks.
Tibbs and Delgado exchanged pins they say they will continue to wear in order to remind them of their special meeting. Tibbs and Delgado exchanged pins they say they will continue to wear in order to remind them of their special meeting.
TULSA, Oklahoma -

When a Wagoner man died last spring, his family's decision to donate his organs lengthened the life of another Oklahoman.

Richard "Dickie" Lowe, 50, was walking in May 2013 when he was hit by a vehicle. His family chose to donate his heart, liver and kidney to others who were simply holding to hope.

Myrtha Delgado had been on dialysis for years, until she received an out-of-the-blue call from doctors when Lowe died.

And on Sunday, eight months after Delgado's kidney transplant, Lowe's mother, Louise Tibbs, and Delgado's family had an emotional introduction at St. Francis Hospital.

Strangers became extended family as they celebrated Myrtha Delgado's future, made possible by Lowe's life.

Click the video above to see our video of their bittersweet meeting. If you are using our app on a tablet or smartphone, you can find it in the "videos" section.

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