NEW DETAILS: Eli Fortner Condition Update

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) An update on Eli Fortner's condition.

The youngest member of the southern gospel group "The McKameys" underwent a kidney transplant Tuesday.

We spoke with Fortner's mother, Connie, today.

She tells us Eli has exceeded doctor's expectations following his kidney transplant yesterday.

Eli is sitting up in bed as he continues to recover.

Eli's father Roger, who gave him a kidney, is up and walking around.

13 year-old Eli Fortner has been living with kidney problems since he was a baby.

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  • by Leonard Location: Braidwood IL. on Oct 6, 2007 at 05:17 PM
    Just to let you know we are and have bean praying for you all
  • by Kathy Location: Corryton, Tn. on Oct 4, 2007 at 06:36 PM
    i've followed this young man's life through his family's music. I love the McKamey's for their courage and their faith. I am praying for ELi and for Roger,(also Connie). God WILL grant a speedy recovery and I know His Grace is sufficient for us all! Love and Prayers, Kathy Satterfield

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