By Natalie Rahhal Deputy Health Editor For Dailymail.com
Published: 17:49 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 17:49 BST, 3 May 2019
For Mother's Day this year, Casey Flory gave her mother, Debbie Harker, a piece of herself: her kidney.
Debbie was diagnosed with advanced kidney disease in December and told she would have get daily dialysis treatments to keep her alive - but that the only long-term solution was a kidney transplant.
If she had gotten on the kidney transplant waiting list, Debbie would have been one of 3,000 people added to the queue that month alone.
But before Debbie could even think about getting on the list, Casey took action and got tested see if she was a match and fit to donate a kidney, she told ABC.
On April 3, Casey got the call she'd anxiously awaited and was cleared to donate her kidney, and 20 days later, she and her mother both went into surgery for an unforgettable early mother's day gift.
Casey Flory (left)