Homeless Dad Who Couldn't Walk Gets New Home Thanks to the Doctors Who Saved His Life

Nov 30, 2021
08:20 P.M.
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A man had to quit his job because his kidney disease left him immobile. The healthcare team that saved his life decided to give him another special gift that he would never forget. 

Mack Simmons donated his kidney to his sister when he was 17 years old. Years later, he also faced kidney disease. The pain was terrible and rendered him unable to walk. The father and his son, John, decided to move to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

They faced homelessness, and things looked dismal. Simmons eventually needed emergency hospital care, and he was rushed to the UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Here, he would meet four women he would later call angels. 


Doctors save a man's life and help him get back on his feet by giving him a home | Photo: Youtube/Good Morning America


This year his life looks very different from how it did one year ago. The medical team found out what was causing his pain and acted quickly to relieve all of the discomforts linked to a blockage in his aorta.


His doctor told him news that left him teary-eyed. They said: "Don't worry, we're gonna fix you up." Simmons could not believe it. The doctors treated him and told him that he would be able to walk again. 


Simmons was overcome with emotion and thanked the doctors for saving his life. Simmons' son was also happy. He stuck by his father's side through the tough times.


The son shared that he didn't dream things would work out like this for them. He said he "loved" how his life was now, and both he and his father were stunned by yet another surprise that came from the "angel" doctors. 

A man's life was saved by a group of doctors with big hearts | Photo: Youtube/Good Morning America



The medical team helped them find a permanent home. Simmons expressed: "I can't say enough how much I appreciate you guys giving me a second chance at life." The medical workers highlighted Simmons' positivity and genuine kindness.

They stated that his attitude inspired them to help him and shared that he deserved some help getting back on his feet. Now, living in his very own home, Simmons can focus on staying healthy and will be able to find a job again. 

A man hugs one of the doctors that saved his life and helped get him a home | Photo: Youtube/Good Morning America



Simmons was not the only one in need of some support. This month a rescue center asked for help for their residents as well. These residents are on the fluffy side.

The Penllargaer, Swansea animal rescue facility hopes to get all of their pets a meal for Christmas. The RSPCA Llys Nini site has encouraged people to donate money toward their charity shops.

Three puppies peep out from inside a basket | Photo: Pexels/Helena Lopes



This will go to feed its animals and keep them warm this festive season. The scheme is affiliated with the Pets at Home Foundation's Christmas Appeal. It asks people to give a small donation which is used to help the rescue animals.

There have been many pleas whereby people have asked for assistance or a Christmas miracle. Simmons got his, and hopefully, the pets at the RSPCA Llys Nini site will as well. 


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