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Brother donates kidney to save sister's life

HANOVER, VA (WWBT) - A  Hanover County teenager makes a bold and risky decision to help save his sister's life.

19-year-old Micah Spiers will undergo surgery Tuesday morning to donate a kidney to his sick sibling.

The teen has watched his older sister, Neah, suffer from kidney problems for nearly a decade. Now, he's trying to put an end to her pain by giving a gift that will change both of their lives forever.

As children, Micah depended on Neah. She stepped up to the plate.

"I'd baby sit him. I'd drag him here or there when I had to baby sit him," said 27-year-old Neah Kazos.

Now, baby bro is stepping up -- and in a lifesaving way.

"Honestly, it wasn't  my decision. I didn't just wake up one day and say I want to be brave and do this. It was a God thing with me. I felt like it was something he kept putting on my heart," said Micah.

Micah is giving Neah one of his kidneys.

"It means the world to me because I prayed for years for a miracle so I could have my life back," Neah said, with tears in her eyes.

Neah's life changed 8 years ago when she began having kidney failure. She's been on a waiting list for a transplant -- but never got the call.

"When I first started dialysis they said I had about 5 percent function left -- which isn't enough to keep your blood clean and get rid of fluids and things like that," said Neah.

Micah had blood drawn last month and found out he was match .

"If I can fix that then why not - there's no reason to hold back," said Micah.

Neah calls Micah -- a miracle. Their bond -- unbreakable.

"A miracle because I believe if it wasn't for Micah listening to God's voice it wouldn't have occurred," said Neah.

The two are scheduled for surgery Tuesday morning. They're nervous but eager.

"I've never had major surgery like this so I know they'll be times when I'm not feeling wonderful but I'm looking forward to it," said Micah.

The siblings say their bond will grow more than they ever imagined.

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