Chris Kelly saved a man's life earlier this year.
Kelly didn't push him out of the way of a speeding bus or pull him out of a lake.
Instead, the 2000 Brighton High School graduate laid in a hospital bed for a couple of days and allowed himself to be hooked up to a dialysis-like machine that recycled his blood. During this process, doctors were able to take away extra peripheral blood stem cells.
He donated those peripheral blood stem cells to a 68-year-old man suffering from a disease that causes bone-marrow failure and often leads to leukemia. Two weeks later, Chris Kelly said the recipient, whom he'd never met, was released from a hospital and is doing well. He said the man, who lives on the West Coast, should live a long life without any further complications.