Easter Story: CIU Alumnus Donates Kidney so Stranger may Live

April 17, 2017

Why would you consider donating a kidney to someone you didn’t really know? That was the question pondered by Columbia International University alumnus Wyatt Bardi when he learned that the husband of an acquaintance of his wife Amy, was in desperate need of a new kidney.

Bardi graduated from CIU in 2013 with a degree in Youth Ministry, Family, & Culture. He and Amy were living in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina in 2016 when they learned through social media about Noah and Haley Allen of Charlotte, North Carolina. Haley was eight and a half months into a high-risk pregnancy while Noah needed a kidney transplant to live.

So why did Wyatt donate his kidney to Noah, a person he never met? The answer comes in an Easter season article published in the Charlotte Observer: “How a young father was saved by faith and his wife’s Facebook post.”