An Ohio woman saw a Facebook post from a total stranger asking for a kidney donor and decided that she could help.
Lesley Tietz told WJW that she felt compelled to help the 25-year-old Joe Dorsey, even though she had never met him.
“When I read it, I just felt I wanted to do it,” Tietz said.
The two lived about a mile apart, but it was a GoFundMe post that brought them together as Dorsey asked for anyone willing to help him.
Dorsey was diagnosed with a kidney disease during his second year of college, and the condition only worsened in September 2016, when doctors started talking about a transplant.
In January 2017, he posted about his search for a donor, and two months later, Tietz read it.
“I really felt, right then, that it was the right thing that was supposed to happen, and everything from the first step, all the way to the end, went so easily that you couldn’t argue with it,” Tietz said.
The transplant took place on September 20, and now, Dorsey is looking forward to going forward with his life and becoming a teacher.
“I just love her and appreciate everything she did for me,” Dorsey said. “I am looking forward to getting a teaching job, getting a house and living the American dream.”