Today, she’ll step up her generosity and compassion to a whole other level – she’s donating one of her kidneys so her student, Melinda Urvanejo Hernandez, has a chance at a longer and fuller life.
“It was her essay,” Adams, 31, says of an assignment she gave to her English class at Central New Mexico Community College this past fall. “I kept having images of her daughter growing up without her. I have a daughter. I prayed a lot. It’s something I wanted to do. I wanted to help her, if I could. It’s because of my faith. Loving everybody and helping people is just part of that.”
Urvanejo Hernandez, 41, says Adams was an answer to her prayers: “She’s my guardian angel. I’m so grateful to her for giving me a second chance at life.”