Maine Woman Uses Her Kia to Get a New Kidney

We’ve all seen cars used as advertising whether it’s for insect removal or computer repair. One Maine woman, though, has a shot at life after using her back window in a mobile appeal for a new kidney. A prison guard spotted her plea and decided to step up. All because he and his wife just happened to pull up in traffic and glance at her back window. RELATED: See Photos of the Lamborghini Used for Organ Transplants The Portland Press Herald reports Christine Royles was diagnosed with two autoimmune diseases that shut down her kidneys. The single mom has been on in-home dialysis for more than a year. After working as a waitress, she hooks up to a machine for 10 hours a day to keep her kidneys functioning. It doesn’t so much heal them as take over their functions while the kidneys slowly stop working. Without a new one, she would die and leave her two-year old son without a mom. That’s what drove her to place the message in yellow paint on the back of her Kia Soul. Desperate times require desperate measures — and an angel like Josh Dall-Leighton, a 30-year-old corrections officer with 10-month old twins and a 5-year old son. RELATED: GoBabyGo Brings Mobility to Disabled Children He’s sitting in traffic with his wife when she spots the plaintive cry for help and reads it to her husband. Dall-Leighton wastes no time in texting Royles and offering one of his kidneys. All because of a plea from a stranger he had never met. As he explained, “I think it was the fact that I have three kids of my own, and that really resonated with me. If (my wife) needed a kidney and I couldn’t provide for her, I would hope that somebody else would kind of step up and help her out.” The transplant is scheduled tentatively for mid-May. What’s little known is that kidney transplants are harder on the donor than the recipient. Dall-Leighton will be out of work for a month on unpaid leave. Royles has started a GoFundMe campaign to help him with his expenses. Photo Credit: Portland Press Herald _____________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide

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