Thanks to generous organ donor and something called a transport chain, a Corpus Christi man now has a new lease on life.

Joe Ramos, 57, crashed his car into the back of an 18-wheeler back in March of 2001. Since then, he's been battling kidney failure while overcoming some personal losses.

Kiii News Report Rudy Trevino spoke with Ramos to find out what helped him overcome his difficult time.