May 4, 2021 by Cathy Stack
Doctors conducted tests and determined that Monique would be a donor match. The friends were elated by the good news and immediately began processing the necessary paperwork for the medical procedure. However, there was one problem, in order to qualify for the surgery, she had to lose 35 pounds in order to meet the donor height and weight criteria. Monique wasted no time. She enlisted a personal trainer named Will to help her reach her new fitness goal. Will was not accepting new clients until he heard about Monique’s motive. Her trainer personally related to the friends’ journey as he himself was born with one kidney. He felt it was divine intervention that brought them together. He generously offered his training time to Monica for free.
Together, Will and Monique took up the fitness challenge, both fiercely determined to achieve the weight loss goal. Monique trained daily by running and doing weight training. She also focused on improving her nutrition. After 10 strenuous months. she shed the entire 35 pounds. Monique was now approved to be her donor.
“The way things were just set up, it was amazing and a blessing for him to help me make it to this point that we are at now,” said Monique reflecting on her journey with her fitness trainer.
“We were in a race against time for her (Sylvia’s) life and that's something very precious,” said Will.
Monique credited her special bond with Sylvia as her motivation for her unique sacrifice. She said she was inspired by the thought of improving her friend’s quality of life. While on her quest to save her friend, she also embarked on a healthier lifestyle that will remain with her the rest of her own life.
“Most friendships don’t go this far. This is an exceptional situation and exceptional friendship,” said Sylvia who is clearly grateful to her best friend’s support and commitment. The surgery was a great success. Their journey made these close friends more like family.
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