Chelsea man saves neighbor's life with liver donation

Family raising money to cover lost wages of donor

CHELSEA, Mich. – A Michigan man is being praised for saving a woman's life by becoming a living donor.

Cody Corwin, of Chelsea, risked his own life to save his neighbor, Bernice Ramsey. 

In August, Ramsey became very sick from nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or  NASH disease. Corwin was a match and agreed to donate a lobe of his liver to Ramsey.

Ramsey's brother and sister both died from the disease several years ago. Now the family is trying to raise money to cover Corwin's lost wages.  He will be out of work for eight-to-12 weeks without pay. An online fundraiser has been created to raise money for Corwin. 

Family members of the woman hope to highlight the importance of living donors.  

To learn more about the online fundraiser click here. 

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Priya joined WDIV-Local 4 in 2013 as a reporter and fill-in anchor. Education: B.A. in Communications/Post Grad in Advanced Journalism