The motto “Be positive” is more than simply a catchphrase for Heather Schaefer of Harker Heights. It’s also the sort of blood she has.
This is only one of the many things she has in common with Roy McIntosh, a New Jersey native whom she met by chance. McIntosh remarked, “It’s incredible that she would give me the gift of her life.”
Schaefer came found a Facebook message from McIntosh’s wife Toshira in December of last year. Call it a miracle or the ultimate coincidence. McIntosh was in stage five kidney failure, and she requested prayers for him.
In an Instant of Inspiration, Schaefer Had Messaged Her
“Since we have never actually met, I realise how absurd this sounds. I, however, have a grade point average of B+ and a clean bill of “A piece was penned by her. “For some time now, I’ve been researching donations. I’d be happy to chat more if you’re still on the hunt for a donor.”
In This Case, Schaefer Was the Ideal Candidate
Schaefer explained that whenever somebody questioned whether or not they really wanted to accomplish the project, it only served to strengthen Schaefer’s conviction.
After two years on dialysis, on June 8, 2022, McIntosh, a father of five, finally got a replacement kidney. The first conversation between the two took place two weeks later.
“In the long run, I see the impact this will have on his entire family,” he remarked. “That he will live to watch his children become adults. And he will get to witness each and every one of them. It’s very lovely.”
Since then, the couple has made wearing identical bangles a daily ritual to signify their undying love for one another.
Just a token of appreciation for the gift she gave me,” McIntosh explained. Schaefer is hoping his tale may inspire others to consider live organ donations.