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Waitress Donates Kidney to Customer


(Photos: WXIA-TV)

Mariana Villarreal is a waitress at a Hooters in Roswell, Georgia. She recently lost her grandmother to kidney failure. So when she heard that Don Thomas, a regular customer, had lost his kidneys to cancer, she offered one of hers:

"I said, 'Well I have two kidneys, do you want one of mine?'" said Mariana Villarreal, a waitress at Hooters.

"My reply was, 'I will accept it,'" Don said. [...]

"I wasn't able to do anything for my grandma," Mariana said, "If [Don] can live two more years, happy as he's ever been, that's fine with me. That's not up to me. I did my part, now it's God's turn to keep him alive."

The surgery took place on Friday. Doctors report that it was completely successful. You can read more at NBC 11 (warning: auto-start video).

-via Huffington Post


"You've done a wonderful thing. You've shortened your life significantly so someone else can have a slight extension of his." -The Simpsons Ep211 'Kidney Trouble' Dec 1998
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