BULLHEAD CITY SGT. MIKE NEWMAN NEEDED A MIRACLE; VOLUNTEER KELLIE BOFF SAVED HIS LIFE
Mike Newman, a longtime Bullhead City police sergeant, and Kellie Boff, the Bullhead City Chamber of Commerce operations director, once were no better than strangers. Not anymore. Now, through Kellie’s selflessness, they’ve become friends for the rest of Mike’s life.
Boff, 43, donated a kidney to Newman, a 57-year-old police retiree suffering from end stage renal failure. Now, just days after the successful transplant surgery, both recipient and donor have agreed to sit down for follow up interviews with the Arizona media outlets who covered the story of this “angel” donation.
“I’m still in pain, but I’m doing great,” said Newman. “Kellie’s doing great, too. And I couldn’t be more grateful. She’s literally giving me the gift of life.”