Kidney transplant helping Sand Springs teen

Monday, April 28th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

A young Sand Springs boy is recovering in an Oklahoma City hospital after a kidney transplant.

But it took another Oklahoma family's tragedy to give Dylan Holmes this gift of life. 14-year old Mandy Westermier died Thursday night from the injuries she suffered in a rodeo accident last weekend. On Friday, Mandy's classmates in Luther, raised money with a cookout. They wanted to help her family with their medical bills.

Dylan was born with a bad kidney and had been going back and forth to Oklahoma City for dialysis. His body has already rejected one kidney that his father gave him.