Fort Myers woman meets organ donor's family

Posted at 10:59 PM, Oct 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-06 22:59:23-04


An organ recipient made headlines with her unique sign in an attempt to get her power restored after Hurricane Irma.

Kynse Agles needed her power back.  She had just received a double kidney transplant days before the storm hit and needed air conditioning.

But it was her meeting up in Clearwater that sparked some emotion. Agles met the family of her organ donor.

“I was so scared, I was nervous,” said Agles, a day after she met the 15 year-old’s family. “I’m responsible for taking care of the gift they gave me,” she added.

The young man’s gift helped save more than just Agles’s life.

“He saved 6 lives with 8 organs,” she added.

Agles says the nervousness quickly went away when she saw them. She felt a bond right away.

“I felt like it was someone who I’ve known forever,” she added.

Their meeting at Starbucks was originally planned to be a little over an hour. However, the conversation and laughter flowed and turned it into a 4 hour meeting.

“It made her happy to see everything I’m doing with my life and that her son is living on through that,” said Agles.

She plans on being heavily involved in getting people signed up to become organ donors.

“They are currently 140,000 people in America waiting for a life saving organ transplant,” she said. “On average 22 people die every day waiting for an organ,” she added.