DETROIT (WXYZ) - The power of social media can help save a life. That’s exactly what happened for a young man about year ago.
Jeff Kurze was in his 30's and in desperate need of a kidney transplant. So his wife, Roxy, helped him connect with a donor on Facebook.
“I wished a kidney would fall out from the sky.” Roxy wrote on Facebook. She was desperate. Jeff had been on dialysis for three years and there was no kidney match in the family, in their group of friends or even co-workers.
Dialysis was three days a week, three hours at a time. He could only work part-time and vacations for the couple were out of the question.
“The doctors told us he would have just died in his sleep if it wasn't diagnosed and for me I was just devastated. I know that I could have lost my husband you know, he's like the love of my life.” Roxy said.
Jeff’s doctor said he was extremely lucky. “Like he just won a lottery ticket!”, Dr. Allan Koffnon proclaimed.
The man who stepped up to help was Ricky Cisco, a total stranger. He was interested in helping out after he realized that Jeff had type-O blood. Now, they are all very good friends.
Roxy and Jeff’s story has received a lot of attention online. “We have had messages from all over the world through Facebook or even emails saying you've inspired us to never lose hope.”
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