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APB's Brad Meltzer Helps Former Teacher Find Organ Donor Through Social Media

03 Sep 2015

APB speaker and best-selling author Brad Meltzer recently helped his high school history teacher, Ellen Sherman, in a huge way through the remarkable power of social media. Sending out a call for support to his 100,000 plus social media followers, Meltzer found her a kidney for a life-saving surgery.

In 2013, Meltzer dedicated his best-selling book History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time to Ellen. However, when Meltzer reached out to tell her of his good news, she delivered some news of her own: “…she said, ‘I need a kidney. I’m dying and I need a kidney…” says Meltzer, remembering the email in which she asked for help.

After a year and a half, and a second push on social media from Meltzer, a match was found and Sherman was given the life-saving surgery she needed. Both Sherman and her donor are out of the hospital and doing well.

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A dynamic and inspiring speaker who touches on everything from living a meaningful life to leadership and overcoming challenges, Meltzer shares insights from his award-winning books and his own philosophies, offering thought-provoking and humorous takeaways for all audiences.

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