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Merely put, one in every of Rockford’s most liked photographers, and Lowe’s worker, is grateful for a coworker who’s the rationale he is alive as we speak.
In the summertime of 2019, Kevin Thompson came upon he had liver most cancers. Throughout remedy, Kevin realized he wanted a brand new liver. It is no secret, organ transplants will be onerous to come back by however that did not cease Kev from remaining in good spirits regardless of being advised he solely had six months to dwell. That is the place his fellow Lowe’s worker Nick Arduino comes into the image.
Nick and Kevin weren’t shut on a private degree however had labored collectively as a staff within the retailer every so often. Sadly, Nick’s brother handed away the day after Christmas in 2019. Whereas Nick and his household had been at his brother’s bedside within the hospital medical doctors knowledgeable his household that his brother was a registered organ donor. In accordance with the story, shared on Lowe’s company web site, medical doctors requested the household in the event that they knew anybody who was in want of an organ transplant. Nick chimed in about Kevin’s liver and Nick’s mother was supportive of the choice.
Two days later, Kevin’s cellphone rang. He was advised to get within the automobile and head to Loyola College Medical Heart. The liver was an ideal match. A belated Christmas miracle, if you’ll.
Quick ahead as we speak and Kevin and Nick share a extra private relationship and, even higher, Kevin is doing nicely. And proving Kevin’s character, he despatched an e-mail to Lowe’s President/CEO sharing this unbelievable story. Not solely did the CEO learn the e-mail, he made positive Nick obtained a particular honor.
On November 18, Nick was introduced with a Lowe’s Angel Award in celebration of the liver donation that saved Kevin’s life. Nick’s mom was available for the ceremony on the retailer.
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