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Alex Poythress’ twin sister donates kidney to their mother

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Alex Poythress’ mother Regina has been dealing with kidney failure since his time at Kentucky, but today, her daughter — Alex’s twin sister Alexis — gave her the gift of life. This afternoon, Alex shared that Regina and Alexis underwent successful transplant surgery at Vanderbilt hospital in Nashville.

Earlier this afternoon, John Calipari took to Twitter to ask for prayers for the Poythress family:

The family found out that Alexis was a donor match in August. At the time, Alex, who is a two-way player with the Atlanta Hawks/Erie Bayhawks, told The Athletic that the whole ordeal has given him perspective on what really matters.

“We are blessed to be in the position we are in right now,” Poythress said. “I get to wake up every day and play basketball. There’s no complaints from me whatsoever. There are some people who wake up and don’t have a place to live and don’t have anything to eat. When you put it all into perspective, you really change your way of how you view things.”

Our best wishes go out to Regina and Alexis for a full recovery.

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6 Comments for Alex Poythress’ twin sister donates kidney to their mother



  1. michaelb
    7:55 pm February 5, 2019 Permalink

    Wow ! God bless them all. They’ll make it through! That’s some very tuff people if they’re anything like Alex & I know they are .



  2. CombatMedic_98
    8:18 pm February 5, 2019 Permalink

    Met all three of them last summer at his BBall camp at his Highschool my son attended. Didn’t know it at the time, I was setting next to his mother. Absolutely gracious and loving mother and a blessing to soo many people that know her. Whole family are blessed and highly favored. Prayers for a safe recovery for both.



  3. BlueWildcat_99
    10:16 pm February 5, 2019 Permalink

    It’s ashame that by doing such a selfless and wonderful thing she now has a pre-existing condition. Better hope Republicans don’t get a majority able to reinstate pre-existing conditions as law. Sad but true.

    • Thanks for peeing all over an awesome feel good story by injecting politics. *facepalm*



    • JASUN74
      2:28 am February 6, 2019 Permalink

      That’s a pretty shiiity way to think about this. 99 I assume you’re a real pleasure to be around and I bet you have got to keep your door locked to keep all the friends out!! Chris, how much to rough this guy up a little? Haha.

      Seriously, Alexia, you are a wonderful girl and I’m very proud of you to do this for your momma! It takes a very special person to do something like this at all, but being so young, it shows exactly what kind of person you are. We may not be in too bad of shape as a country after all. God love your little heart and you will forever be mommas baby. I hope your recovery isn’t too bad and you get plenty ice cream!!

  4. Awesome story.