Taylor Pikkarainen, a traveling nurse, spent over two months this spring on assignment in New Jersey helping to save the lives of patients with COVID-19.
Pikkarainen, 27, then returned to her home state of Minnesota to save the life of a young boy by donating her kidney.
“It just feels really great that he’s healthy and happy,” Pikkarainen told “Good Morning America” of Bodie, who will turn 2 in December. “It’s amazing and I’m very, very grateful.”
Pikkarainen found out about Bodie’s need for a kidney earlier this year through her sister-in-law, who is a close friend of Bodie’s mom, Gloria Hall.
Bodie was born with congenital nephrotic syndrome, a life-threatening condition that causes your body to discharge too much