Friday, May 17, 2019

Schuylkill County Native Gives Gift of Life to Former Police Partner

A native of Ringtown, and former Montgomery County Police Officer is giving her former partner the gift of life.

Megan White Ambrose, a native of Ringtown, now residing in Maryland is a former Montgomery County Police Officer.

During her time as a police officer, she spent 3 years with her partner Stanley Barsch, of Middletown, MD.

Ambrose retired from the force in 2012 after a near fatal car crash and is now a stay at home mom of 2, with her husband Christopher, a native of Gordon.

Back in December of 2018, Barsch, who is also retired, revealed to his friends via social media, that he was in need of a kidney.

Barsch suffers from a disorder called Polycystic kidney disease, or PKD. PKD is an inherited disorder in which clusters of cysts develop primarily within your kidneys, causing your kidneys to enlarge and lose function over time.

After making his plea on social media, Ambrose was one of the first to get tested in early January. Six days later, Ambrose learned she was a 100% match.

On National Donor Day, February 14, 2019, Ambrose told Barsch that she was a 100% match and would be his donor. (Video below)







Since then, their story has been shared all over the world. Their story has been heard through CBS News, Fox News, ABC News and People Magazine, just to name a few.


Fox News - https://www.foxnews.com/health/retired-police-officer-is-perfect-kidney-donor-match-for-former-beat-partner

On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, the transplant took place.  Both Ambrose and Barsch are said to be doing well!

Inside Edition followed them the day of their surgery
https://www.insideedition.com/retired-police-officer-gives-her-kidney-former-partner-were-very-very-proud-her-52969

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