A remarkable display of friendship when a man from Texas, Graham McMillan finds out he is able to donation his kidney to his close friend, Danny Kolzow. Kolzow, a nurse working at Fort Worth Texas, has a genetic condition called Alport syndrome that affects his kidneys. Kolzow’s kidney at the time were only functioning at seven percent efficiency. As his conditions worsened over time, it came to a point where he desperately needed a kidney transplant.
The two were college buddies and over a late night dinner, Kolzow told McMillan and his wife that he was looking for a donor. When McMillan, a youth pastor, found out that he was a match, he did not hesitate to make the decision. He decided to record the whole incident and show up with a sign reading “Heard urine need of a kidney, want mine?” which made his friend break out in tears of happiness.
Prior to the video, Kolzow has requested his friend to send him a text message if he learned that his organ was a match, but McMillan was against this. McMillan told Dallas Morning News, “Theres no way i’m just going to text you.” He also told the news station that he really just wanted to film the reaction for Kolzow’s parents to see. “I love Danny to death and he’s an easy person to give to,” McMillan said. What is hilarious about the story is that McMillan did not even tell his wife! He kept it a secret and sometime during the week, somehow went and registered to donate.
After a five hour surgery, the transplant was successful and the two are home on a speedy recovery. After a few days, Kolzow messaged his friend McMillan and informed him that the kidney was working at 1.13. A rate that is even better than the average kidney. The two said they hope their story can spread a message to everyone about friendship and faith. Kolzow said “What an amazing act of love that Graham is doing in offering me an organ from his own body so that I can continue on in this life.” Kolzow then posted a video online saying thank you to his dear friend McMillan where we can clearly see the happiness in his face. I hope this article about the two warms your hearts as it did mine.
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