Wednesday, May 29, 2013
An alum of the Wake Forest University School of Law, Chris Beechler (2001), is donating one of his kidneys to his friend and former professor, Dave Pishko, according to a story published by the school.
“It certainly surprised me,” Pishko said. “Not that it was Chris, but frankly, that there are people in the world who are that selfless … It’s just such an incredible gift.”
Beechler is the former chair of the NCBA’s Criminal Justice Section and a sole practitioner. Pishko works at the firm of Elliot Pishko Morgan and is a member of the Litigation Section as well as an adjunct professor at Wake Forest’s law school.
Pishko suffers from the hereditary disease called polycystic kidney disease. Pishko’s father suffered from the disease and he has known for quite some time that he could suffer from the disease as well, which would cause him to need a transplant.
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