Richard Norris Update: Norris receives new kidney

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An update on the Henry County native who had the world's most extensive facial transplant. Richard Norris has overcome yet another hurdle.

Wednesday after months of waiting and undergoing dialysis, Norris has received a new kidney. Norris' family and friends report that he underwent surgery Wednesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.

WDBJ has follwed Norris since the days of his recovery from groundbreaking surgery. Your Hometown Station traveled to New York University Langone Medical Center to follow Norris through treatment and recovery. Last year we reported that the anti rejection medicine Norris takes had damaged his kidneys and he was in need of a kidney transplant. After months of dialysis and months of waiting, Norris found a match: his nephew.