Two nurses will be forever linked following an operation scheduled to take place July 24.

Louise Porter, a Naperville mom, has often gone the extra mile for her patients, but her decision to give a man she barely knows one of her kidneys is one of those extraordinary acts of kindness few ever consider.

The living donation will give a new lease on life to Linh Nguyen, a 48-year-old father of three from Lincolnwood who has been on dialysis for four years.

“Louise is like an angel. It means a lot to me,” he said.

Picture Source: Linh Nguyen / HANDOUT

SOURCE ( Hilary Decent / Chicago Tribune )