What an incredible story!
Rich O’Dea was getting his Tinder on this past July when he came across a pretty woman and swiped right.
When the woman, Jennifer Thomas, also swiped right, the two hit it off online and eventually went to a concert together.
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!
Bragan was amazed at how things all worked out:
“I was just getting ready to start dialysis and start that whole process. The timing just couldn’t be more perfect.”
And Thomas saw the bigger picture of her decision to donate:
“It saved a life, it changed mine and I feel like it’s impacted a lot more people that just our little circle.”
Who knew that swiping right could save a life?!
O’Dea is still shocked that his Tinder match with Thomas led to all this:
“I thought she was pretty. I figured I’d take a chance and swipe right. It’s absolutely blown my mind.”
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[Image via WTSP.]