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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Anonymous NOVEMBER 13, 2007
Wow, that is extremely generous. I hope they both live happy and healthy for it. (I just love reading the stories on this site and being inspired by the great things everyone is doing!)
Jyoti W. from Delhi, India OCTOBER 12, 2007
The world would be a better place to live, had it had more people like your husband...My sincere and best wishes to your husband and you.
Charmaine S. from Miami, FL, USA OCTOBER 10, 2007
Yur husband sounds like a very nice man.
Kristine from Laguna beach, California USA SEPTEMBER 18, 2007
What a great thing! Kudos to your husband; give him my best wishes=)
Prabhjot K. from Lucknow, India SEPTEMBER 18, 2007
The world needs such wonderful, compassionate people. May you and your husband have a long, healthy life.