Bob Elliott's Resilient Journey

Pete Thamel | Jan. 6, 2013 | Sports Illustrated

Notre Dame safeties coach Bob Elliott

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The most important reception of Notre Dame's football season came on a Tuesday night after practice, two days before Thanksgiving.

Notre Dame safeties coach Bob Elliott greeted his sister, Betsy Stough, and she delivered the news that will extend his life. She simply said, "I'm your girl."

After Betsy told Bob that she had been cleared by doctors to be his kidney transplant donor, the pair locked in a warm embrace on a chilly night.

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