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Wisconsin woman celebrates new kidney

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KIMBERLY (WKOW) -- A woman from the Appleton area is celebrating the holidays with an early Christmas present this year.

She got a new kidney about three weeks ago.

Stephanie Henderson had been on dialysis for years and was on the kidney transplant list, but it wasn't until her friends put up a billboard campaign that she got a donor.

A woman who wants to remain anonymous saw a news story on the billboard and decided to help.

"When I was up Thursday morning I was already like holy cats, I'm a brand new person and that was probably the most amazing ah ha moment for me was just wow," said Stephanie.

She says the celebrated an early Christmas with her parents this year; before her November 28 surgery.

She says it's the first time in 12 years that they've been together for the holiday.

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