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Shad Collie was in a position to give one final present to an previous pal in want of a life-saving organ.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Shad Collie’s million greenback smile and contagious chuckle is what his family and friends will at all times keep in mind.
“His power is electrifying and it is contagious and he is only a large bundle of affection,” stated Kristina Collie, his spouse. “He was just about the rock for this household.”
She by no means might have imagined final weekend could be her final together with her highschool sweetheart. This surprising loss, by a large hemorrhagic stroke, led to a cellphone name to an previous pal.
Audra Allen is a pal of the couple’s from highschool and she or he has been in dire want of a kidney.
As an organ donor, it was one thing Shad now needed to supply.
Kristina thought the chances of the 2 being an ideal match have been unlikely till she acquired the decision.
“She stated they accredited me for my surgical procedure and I must pack my baggage as a result of they have been a match. It was an out of physique expertise for me, as a result of even with the ache that each one of us have been going by way of, the love he had for folks was precisely what he wished to go away with,” Kristina stated.
Proper earlier than surgical procedure, they’d one other name with Audra. It was one other reminder that her husband will at all times be remembered as a hero. As a person who liked folks, he was in a position to give one final priceless present to an previous pal.
“You possibly can stroll right into a room and all people could possibly be on their backside lip and inside minutes they have been on high of the world,” Kristina stated. “It is a tremendous, selfless present of affection.”
Kristina and Shad had life insurance coverage till Could 31, 2020, when Kristina’s job terminated the coverage as a result of COVID-19. A GoFundMe was created to attempt to assist Kristina and her household throughout this making an attempt time. Persons are additionally in a position to ship donations to contribute to Shad’s Celebration of life. Click on here to donate.
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