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Dying father gets a kidney through the magic of Disney World

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Maya Black, Staff Writer

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In a last desperate attempt to save his life Rob Liebowitz walked around Disney World with a t-shirt requesting a kidney donor, and he found one.

Liebowitz has suffered from chronic kidney disease for fifteen years and had been on a transplant list at multiple hospitals for four years. Unfortunately the wait on a deceased donor list is usually seven to ten years. With his kidneys functioning at only five percent, Liebowitz didn’t have that long. So he decided to print himself a t-shirt and hope for a kind stranger. He wore a shirt printed with the words “In Need of Kidney, O positive, Call 917-597-2651” around Disney World for a week. Within days the image had been shared 90,000 times. Hundreds of people called, and eventually it was narrowed down to four. They flew to New York and only one was a match: a man named Richie Sully. Last week the pair successfully underwent surgery.

 

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