WLDI's Pennington And Friend Romano Doing Well After Transplant Surgery
October 13, 2011 at 6:07 AM (PT)
In AUGUST (NET NEWS 8/29), ALL ACCESS told you that CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40/Mainstream WLDI (WILD 95.5)/WEST PALM BEACH, FL morning-teamer JASON PENNINGTON of WILD's THE KVJ SHOW would donate a kidney to lifelong friend JIM ROMANO. At the end of SEPTEMBER (NET NEWS 9/29), PENNINGTON and ROMANO successfully underwent surgery transplanting one of PENNINGTON's healthy kidneys to replace ROMANO's failing kidney. Both young men were doing fine as they began their recovery.
THE PALM BEACH POST updates the story with more good news. "Well, it's over. And BFFs JASON PENNINGTON and JIM ROMANO say they're doing fantastic after PENNINGTON donated a kidney to his buddy a week or so ago."
"It actually all happened so quickly that we can't believe it's over," said PENNINGTON, part of radio station WILD 95.5's KEVIN, VIRGINIA and JASON Show every weekday morning. "The doctor actually said my kidney was just about as good as a relative's kidney."
"Now, ROMANO's new kidney -- the one given to him by his childhood friend -- just needs to keep on working. He's already taking the anti-rejection meds. So far, so good," notes THE POST.