National Geographic : 2018 Jan
137 Missy Ewing OFFERING A GIFT OF ASTONISHING GENEROSITY Like her husband, Ewing donated a kidney to a stranger. Her only reward was the good feeling that she got from making the donation. She says her gift was a response to the overflow of love she has received in her life. Researchers have found that altruistic kidney donors such as Ewing have larger and more respon- sive right amygdalas, making them more sensitive to the emotions of others.