A year painfully marked by her bereavement, she said the best news she had received all year was when doctors told her she was a match for her son's kidney. Ms Rendon told MyFoxPhilly.com: 'Everything was coming down all at once.
God gave me the blessing of being able to give my son my kidney,' she said. But her bosses at the Aviation Institute Of Maintenance, in Northeast Philadelphia, were not so understanding.
Executives at the company, which teaches would-be mechanics how to fix airplanes, asked Ms Rendon to sign an agreement indicating her job may not be secured for her should she take medical leave.