After a long conversation on the first date, O'Dea told Thomas about his friend, Erika Bragan.
Erika was suffering from polycystic kidney disease, and was desperately looking for a donor match to replace a kidney. She hadn't been able to find a match yet among her family and friends, and was set to undergo dialysis soon.
Thomas, hearing the story, got herself tested — and what do you know, she was a perfect match!!!
Then — again, after just one date — Thomas decided to undergo surgery last month to give up a kidney to Bragan!
The incredibly generous stranger said of her decision to donate her kidney:
"Anytime that you hear of some in need don't you kind of think, 'What can I do'?' I do."
And now we're happy to report all involved are healthy and doing GREAT!