Successful Kidney Transplant for Abron Kelly

WILMINGTON -- WECT has learned than Abron Kelly, 11, successfully underwent a kidney transplant surgery Monday evening and was on her way to recovery.

The family received a phone call from Duke Hospital Monday,  that a matching kidney had been found for Abron Kelly.

The Wilmington girl had been waiting for a new kidney to save her life.  She initially went through a mother-daughter transplant, after her mother Debra Kelly donated a kidney.

That transplant was not successful, and Abron Kelly's condition worsened.  The family was hoping that her father would be able to donate.

A fundraiser for Abron Kelly is set for Thursday.  Abron is now recovering.  Doctors said that everything went well.