A man from California is determined to do anything to save his dying wife. He is planning to go so far that he proposed a trade. In exchange for a healthy liver for his wife, the man wants to offer his truck, trailer, and even one of his kidneys. He even posted a heartfelt message asking people for help.
Vernon’s wife was diagnosed with cirrhosis
Vernon Robinson, 55, has been devastated when his dying wife, Marie Robinson, received the dire diagnose. Doctors noticed she had some odd spots on her liver, so they realized she had cirrhosis. Unfortunately, this is the last stage of liver damage. It’s also hard to discover your organ is failing, since symptoms appear only when the damage is already irreversible.
The couple has to make a lot of efforts for Marie to get her treatment. They live in Sanger, California, but have to go to a clinic in San Diego. The woman is also suffering from diabetes, so the disease had a huge impact on her. She has already been put on a waiting list for a transplant, but her husband is afraid she won’t survive until she can get the surgery.
Therefore, Vernon has decided to make a special call to save his dying wife. He posted a message on Facebook asking for a person with blood type O positive or negative who might be eager to donate a small part of their liver. He has an insurance that can support the costs, so any possible donors can apply to the UCSF Medical Center.
The man is now determined to do anything to save his dying wife
If he finds a donor for his dying wife, he promises the procedure won’t happen for free. He promised the donor his Dodge pickup truck from 2004, his tent trailer, but also one of his kidneys. In his Facebook post, he said his kidneys were good and he would be happy to “throw one in there”.
Everyone was moved by this man’s call to save his dying wife. Their story quickly went viral on social media, and some people have already volunteered to offer them some help. If they weren’t compatible for a transplant, they still wanted to support them. Others said they would be happy just to be donors and would not agree to take the man’s car.
If you are also interested in helping Vernon and Marie, you can apply at UCSF. You need to be between 18 and 55 years of age and be healthy. It might take a while to get ready for the transplant, as the regular process usually lasts more than six months.
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