Wife Uses Facebook to Find Kidney Donor for Husband
Roxy, who appeared on “Anderson” with her husband, took to the social networking site when she found out Jeff was sick, and posed: “Wishing a kidney would fall out of the sky so my husband can stop suffering. Doctors said it would take at least 5years for a deceased donor. So if anyone knows of a live donor with type O blood, PLEASE let me know.”
Roxy admitted she didn’t think anyone would react to the post, and mostly wrote it as a “rant.” Miraculously, a response from their life-saving donor, Ricky, came within the hour.
Ricky, who also appeared on the show, said he was a Facebook friend of the couple, but didn’t know them very well. He decided to give Jeff his kidney because he felt it was the right thing to do -- and said, “I saw the post come up on Facebook, and what caught my eye was the blood type O, and that voice I hadn’t heard from in a while… called a conscience, got in my head, and I thought about it and I spent a few moments looking it up, and then I decided to do it.”