As unbelievable as it may seem, an Uber driver who took a man home after picking him up at the hospital after receiving his dialysis treatment ended up donating one of his kidneys.
“The miracle”, as the American media call this act, occurred in New Jersey, in the United States, because the goodwill of this generous driver was not enough, it was also required that both be compatible to perform the procedure .
A simple Uber ride turned into a new life opportunity for Bill Sumiel, a sick 73-year-old man who needed to go home from the hospital after receiving his usual dialysis treatment. To do this, he contacted a famous transport application.
Quickly, the driver, Tim Letts, picked him up outside the hospital. During the journey, both men began to talk about different topics, bringing up the diabetes disease that Bill suffered from and the urgency with which he was looking for a kidney donor. In interview for ABC6 News, andMr. Sumiel related how Tim offered to help him.
He told me, ‘I think God must have put you in my car. If you take my name and number, I’ll give you a kidney.’ He was shaking so much that I couldn’t even write down his name and number.
However, according to Daily Mail, it was necessary to determine if the two men were compatible to carry out the donation procedure, since both parties must be compatible in blood, tissues and cross-matches. Fortunately, they were, so the procedure was successful. In interview for Town Square Delaware, Tim related why he did it.
I didn’t want to look in the mirror later and think, ‘Wow, man, you’re terrible. You could have done something and you didn’t do it, because you talked yourself out of it, or because you let other people talk you out of it.’ Good people need other good people to support them, and don’t call yourself a good person if you’re not willing to support someone else.
Since then, the two have been very good friends, and although Tim has moved to Germany, they both try to keep in touch. It is wonderful to see that the selfless help of a stranger changed and saved the life of another human being.