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    Holding his son Christopher, Josh Dall-Leighton opens the door of his Windham home for Christine Royles and her son Talan on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Dall-Leighton is planning on donating a kidney to Royles and it was the first time the two had met in person.

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    Holding his son Christopher, Josh Dall-Leighton hugs Christine Royles after she arrives at his home in Windham.

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    Christine Royles posted this message on the back of her car last fall with the hope that someone would see it and donate a kidney to her.

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    When Ashley Dall-Leighton, left, saw the car window where Christine Royles wrote her kidney donation request, her husband Josh, right, told her to send a text to the number immediately. It turned out that Josh is a strong probable match and plans to donate a kidney to Royles. The transplant surgery will keep him out of work for four to six weeks.

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    Christine Royles reads to her son Talan in their South Portland apartment.

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    Christine Royles, center, visits with Ashley Dall-Leighton, left, and her husband Josh at their home. Josh plans on donating a kidney to Royles, who experienced kidney failure last year while suffering from lupus and ANCA vasculitis.

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