My husband, Sam, has shown me a lot of great Values throughout our five years together, but the most telling of his personality was when, at the age of 31, he decided to donate his kidney to a complete stranger!
He had a friend that died from complications from diabetes and kidney failure, and he wanted to do something...When he contacted local hospitals, he was told they would not accept a kidney from someone not related, so he got on the web, and contacted other transplant centers, until he found one that would talk to him.
Eight months later, and with hundreds of his own dollars, he donated a kidney to a man who was on dialysis three times a week. That was three years ago, and the man who got my husband's kidney has not had a single treatment since!
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