78 iear-old South Carolina man, Larry Swilling walked the streets with a sign asking strangers to donate a kidney to his ailing wife, has finally found a match.
Larry’s wife, Jimmie Sue Swilling, 76, first learned she was born with only one kidney when they tried to have children. Despite doctor’s doubts that she would be able to conceive, Jimmie Sue gave birth to three children. But the possibility of needing a future transplant was never far from her mind.
Last September, doctors confirmed Jimmie Sue’s worst fears: She was going into kidney failure and would need a transplant. She was put on a donor waiting list; however, Larry, a truck driver and former volunteer fireman, worried that his wife of nearly 58 years wouldn’t survive before a donor was found. “Before we went to bed that night, Jimmie Sue said, ‘What are we going to do?’ I said, ‘I don’t know, but I will figure something out,’” Larry told Yahoo Shine. “The answer came to me in the middle of the night.”
The next morning, without telling his wife, Larry purchased materials for a sign and made a sandwich board that read “Need kidney 4 wife.”
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