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Amy Grant's Daughter Donates Kidney to Best Friend

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Legendary singer Amy Grant has something to be very proud of, and it’s not something to do with her long music career. Just this week the musician and actress’s daughter, Gloria Mills Chapman, did an incredibly selfless good deed: she donated a kidney to her ailing best friend, Kathryn Dudley.

Grant’s daughter, who goes by Millie, is just 27 years old and has known Kat her entire life. When she learned that a kidney could help her, she stepped up and discovered that she was a perfect match.

Millie’s family turned to social media following her surgery to let everyone know that she was doing well. The Tennessean reports:

Millie Chapman’s father Gary Chapman posted on Facebook Tuesday afternoon: “Millie is out of surgery and everything is looking good. She’ll be hurting for awhile but healing is underway. Kat is in recovery as well. Thank you all for your prayers and kindness. God is good.”

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“I’m so proud of her, words fail me,” he wrote. “Please say a prayer for them both and trust, with me, that they are in His hands.”

Amy Grant also posted an update on Facebook:

From Team Amy — we've been a little quiet these past few weeks after a non-stop Christmas season, but we wanted to…

Posted by Amy Grant on Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Grant, 56, started her career as a teenager in Nashville, and through the years has become popular in both Christian music and contemporary pop circles. She has won six Grammy awards for her work and also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She is arguably best known for her single “Baby, Baby” from her Heart in Motion album that was released in 1991. She married Gary Chapman (also a Christian musician) in 1982. The couple had three children together but divorced in 1999. She went on to marry country singer-songwriter Vince Gill in 2000.

Millie Chapman’s step-sister, Jenny Gill, posted the photo below to Facebook:

My sister, the superhero! She and her friend are doing very well and are on a lot of drugs.

Posted by Jenny Gill on Wednesday, January 25, 2017