kidney Transplant Letter

A man decided to donate his kidney to an anonymous stranger just as a good deed, three months later he got a heartwarming thank you letter.


A man going by the name of ‘TheBartian’ on Reddit recently posted his transplant story. He spent 10 years wanting to do good and donate his kidney, finally he decided to do it for not other reason than to help save a life and he felt he didn’t need it as much as he led a healthy life already.

TheBartian had tried twice before to donate his kidney. The first time was to an uncle of a cousins friend, but someone else was a better match. The second time he wasn’t a match but was in perfect health to be a donor. The third time there was a patient but they needed to wait for an ailment to pass, there was however a backup patient this time.

He decided to help the backup patient and donate his kideny.

“It was a hard to make a lot of decisions but it kept coming back to people dying waiting, so the sooner I donate the better the chain reactions will be”

“I would have given my kidney to a relative, friend or even a friend of a friend in a heartbeat, so why not give it to a stranger if everyone’s life is just as important as everyone else’s”

Here is the letter he received, all the personal information has been redacted for privacy reasons but you can still clearly make out what is being said.

Hello, my name is [redacted]. I am 63 years old and I have a son named S. When S. was 6 years old his mother passed away after battling cancer for 5 years. This has put me and my son very close. After many years I remarried a lady named [redacted]. We live on a small farm in a town called [redacted].

I now have 3 grandsons named [redacted], [redacted],and [redacted]. My son and my 3 grand sons are my life, I do not do anything without one of the 4. Because of the gift you gave me on Jan 5th 2017 I think I will get to see more basketball games, more baseball games, and more football games.

I really want to thank you from the bottom of my heart, because of you I am going to have a better and longer life.

Thank you, [redacted]

Sources: Bored Panda
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