By writer to detroit.cbslocal.com
(CBS DETROIT) – Fb and different social media platforms is especially used for catching up with household and associates or the most recent trend treads, however Mark Quaglia from Macomb says with out it, he wouldn’t be alive.
In February of 2018 he was rushed to St. John Hospital with chest ache. What he thought was heartburn turned out to be kidney failure.
“It was there that they did my first dialysis remedy,” he stated.
90 days later medical doctors instructed Mark he would want a Kidney transplant. In a determined try to avoid wasting his life, Mark’s spouse began a number of campaigns to discover a donor.
“Put that out as a Fb publish, a plea for a kidney and seems it was a pal of a pal of a pal of my spouse’s,” he stated.
That individual was Abigail Prout. An entire stranger to Mark, says she noticed his plea and felt in her coronary heart she wanted to step up.
“I simply thought it was the appropriate factor to do, somebody wanted it greater than I did,” she stated.
She began the method to donate her Kidney to somebody she’s by no means met. And on June three of this 12 months, in the midst of a pandemic, Abigail did simply that.
“Unbelievably blessed, actually no phrases can describe that,” he stated.
Mark and Abigail are recovering and doing effectively. Not solely do they share matching scars and an incredible story, however they are saying what began out as two strangers faithfully connecting by means of Fb, can be a lifetime of friendship.
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