Teen noticed an elderly man in Costco. Suddenly, she realized that the poor man needed a kidney
Life can be very unpredictable and, even if people do everything right, something bad can happen to them anyway. That is why some people say that life is cruel.
But with the help of others, the chances of overcoming those obstacles increase. On March 27, 2018, Karen Aguayo, a Grand Canyon University student, noticed something unusual.
She was shopping with her friends at a local Costco, in Arizona, when she saw a man wearing a very peculiar shirt. What was written on it led her to act, as reported by Share Tap.
The shirt was black and plain, with white letters on it. It read: 'Kidney donor needed, Type B+, Ask me how.' The man wearing it was Robert Duran, a 67-year-old who was experiencing kidney failure.
He had been waiting for a donor for the past four years and no one else had stepped up to help him, so he and his wife, whose identity is yet to be revealed, started wearing the shirts when it public.
According to the source, Duran, who was diagnosed with a stage 5 kidney disease, was placed on a waiting list but, just like thousands of Americans, he was never called.
When Aguayo saw his shirt, she knew that she had to do something to help him; she approached him and asked him about his story, which he gladly told her. He confessed that the whole situation was especially hard for his wife.
As reported by Share Tap, every time the phone rang, she was expecting to hear someone asking to be a donor, but it never happened, and it was taking a heavy toll on her.
To help the couple, the 18-year-old took to her Twitter account to share Duran's story, which was retweeted by more than 260 000 people.
The numbers continue to grow and Duran hopes that, soon enough, someone will be able to help him, and all thanks to Aguayo.