Man Walks The Streets In Search Of A Kidney Donor For His Wife
Now THIS is love….
Larry William Swilling walks the streets of Anderson, South Carolina, with a sandwich board over his stocky shoulders.
“NEED KIDNEY 4 WIFE,” the sign reads.
He and Jimmy Sue Swilling have been married for 55 years. She was born with only one kidney and after years of kidney disease, that organ has started to fail. No one in the family is a match for a transplant.
Swilling, 77, has collected six pages of names of strangers who offered to be tested as potential kidney donors for his wife.”I never would have thought that I’d have got this much response to it,” Swilling told CNN affiliate WYFF with tears in his eyes. “I’m amazed by it and I’m so thankful.”
Approximately 92,000 people are on the waiting list for kidney transplants in the United States, according to the National Kidney Foundation. Last year, 4,903 of them died waiting.
This is an awesome story….hope he finds someone!
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