TEXAS — Gabriela Nicole Thompson and Quentin Darnell Butler, both 25, met 14 years ago at West Oso Jr. High.

They’ve always been close friends, but in March, the friendship was taken to a new level. Thompson donated one of her kidneys to Butler.

After high school, Butler attended the University of Texas at Arlington on a scholarship. He was offered a three-year deal with Nike when he ran a 9.96 in the USA Track and Field Championships.

With his life and his ability to run back to normal, the two friends celebrated by returning to the high school where they originally met to hand out new running sneakers to 50 students.

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