Polycystic kidney disease, a hereditary condition, has run in Jody Thompson’s family for generations. The former UK basketball player was given a kidney by a high school basketball acquaintance. Alex Slitz aslitz@herald-leader.com
Polycystic kidney disease, a hereditary condition, has run in Jody Thompson’s family for generations. The former UK basketball player was given a kidney by a high school basketball acquaintance. Alex Slitz aslitz@herald-leader.com

The ‘gift’ that saved the life of an ex-Kentucky Wildcats basketball player

December 23, 2017 11:14 AM

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Mark Story

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I am a native Kentuckian, a graduate of North Hardin High School (Radcliff) and the University of Kentucky. I came to the Herald-Leader in the glamorous position of agate clerk on Aug. 27, 1990. Since that time, I’ve worked as small-college beat reporter, sports enterprise/investigative reporter and, since August, 2001, as a full-time sports columnist.