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Early Co. investigator uses Facebook to find kidney donor, post goes viral

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By WALB News Team | May 3, 2021 at 7:00 PM EDT – Updated May 3 at 10:41 PM

BLAKELY, Ga. (WALB) – Social media can sometimes get a bad rap.

But, there are also the good things that can come from it, like how one Early County Sheriff’s Office criminal investigator recently used Facebook to find a kidney donor.

James Kimble is a criminal investigator for the sheriff’s office.

After his kidney disease diagnosis, Kimble decided he wouldn’t just sit around and wait on a donor.

So, he took to Facebook in hopes of finding a match. And since his post, it’s gone viral, with people calling from all over the world wanting to donate.

“I can’t even explain the joy that I had. It was, you know, I was off this past weekend and like I said before, man, I spent half of the weekend crying and the other half smiling. You know, I deal with people, I deal with negative situations every day, and to see all the positive come back to me, it was, it was just, it was awesome,” Kimble said.

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Posted by Early County Georgia Sheriff’s Office on Friday, April 23, 2021

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