Sister’s gift saves her brother

Aarti J Narsee

THE expression “blood is thicker than water” is associated with families who will do anything for each other – and for Ryan Cilliers and his sister Chantelle Ashworth it’s a reality.

Cilliers, 40, was given a new lease on life after his sister donated her kidney to him last month at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town.

“It’s an amazing gift she has given me … she has prolonged my life for a while and made things easier for me,” he said.

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