NJ Man Gets A Kidney Donor After Wearing a T-Shirt to Disney
People may wait a lifetime for a transplant, let alone for a kidney. In which case, desperate times call for desperate measures and this idea may have created a spark that can start a fire for those in need.
Robert Leibowitz from North New Jersey has been searching for his perfect match for a kidney transplant for the past three years...
So, Robert decided to take a different approach: In the most populated, marketed and happiest place in the world where people from all over come to experience miracles...Robert found his.
Robert created a t-shirt for his family trip to Disney World in September that said "In need of kidney. O Positive."
Shortly thereafter, an Indiana man name Richie Sully saw a picture on Facebook of Robert wearing the shirt at the park, and felt inclined reach out (read it, you would too.)
He sent a message to Robert saying: "My name is Richie. I am O positive. I have an extra kidney and you are welcome to it."
Jumping to it, doctors quickly determined that Richie was a perfect match for Robert, and have scheduled surgery for January 18th.
I can’t even put into words the type of gesture [that] someone would do something like that.
Source: Inside Edition