“…On this special day, I give to you in the presence of God my promise to stay by your side as your husband,in sickness and in health, in joy and in sorrow, as well as through the good times and the bad….” These are what the new married couple swear in front of god, but how many people can fulfill the oath really.
An american man, Larry Swilling, sets an inspiring example of true love. This South Carolina couple is so happy together that they don’t want to live without each other. Mr Swilling promised his lovely wife Jimmie Sue, who had only one kidney, to get her kidney that could save her life. Mr swilling is a 78 year old man who was so determined to get a kidney that he wore a sandwich board which had “Need Kidney 4 Wife”written on it.
After carrying this board and walking the streets of his hometown in Carolina for about a year, he received news that the Medical University of South Carolina found a donor who could donate a kidney to his wife.
Jimmie Sue, 76, was born with only one kidney and was told by the doctor that she would need a new one as soon as he existing kidney was falling to function properly. She did not have much time to live. Mrs Swilling was not compatible to receive a kidney from her husband or three children so they had to wait for a suitable organ. Mr Swilling could not imagine his life without his wife, they have been happily married for 57 years.
“I knew it was going to happen, because I know larry. He wouldn’t stop until he got me one.”said Jimmie Sue, his proud wife.
The board Mr Swilling was carrying listed his phone number so that people could contact him directly.
His board got the attention of several people with the help of media and many people came forward to lend help but provided no match.
The determined man didn’t give up, he continued to search for a suitable kidney that could save the life of his wife. He said “We need each other.”
After a lot of hard work and several attempts, finally he got a savior, Kelly Weaverling, a retired Navy Lieutenant Commander who offered to donate one of her kidneys for this lifesaving operation. The operation was conducted in September when Kelly Weaverling came forward after the final confirmation tests that took place in Charleston. The operation has been successful and the couple is so happy and grateful to Kelly Weaverling that they can not thank her enough for her lifesaving gift.
As we know, to make a promise is easy, but to turn it into action is hard. So, please protect and cherish your husband or wife just like what you promise at the beginning.
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