LARGO — A Sarasota father and College of Pittsburgh grad scholar have become life-long friends after a kidney transplant surgical procedure at Florida Hospital Largo.
Madelyn Czekalski, who’s finding out to be a doctor’s assistant on the College of Pittsburgh, stated she truly wished to donate her kidney however simply wanted to search out the fitting individual to offer it to.
“Truly what led me to doing this is knowing that quality of life on dialysis is really bad. And giving someone your kidney, which you don’t even need, can give them years and years of life back that they couldn’t have before,” stated Czekalski.
Czekalski obtained an e mail about an alumnus of the identical program named Man Guimond who moved to Sarasota 4 years in the past. The 46-year-old father of three had a kidney illness and wanted a transplant as quickly as doable.
“It said type A or O. And I said ‘I’m type O. Let’s go for it,’” stated Czekalski.
“It has to be a remarkable person to do that. Who’s in second year of grad school going through what she’s going through. Obviously, it’s a remarkable young lady,” stated Guimond.
The surgical procedure, lower than per week in the past at Florida Hospital Largo, was a hit.
Man had his first follow-up appointment on Wednesday and acquired to say yet one more thanks to the lady who made all of it doable.
“There are still good people out there who do things for no…other than help somebody else,” stated Guimond.
“Now I feel like I have a friend forever and he’s a PA as well. It’s definitely a relationship that I’m not even quite sure how to explain. But it’s one I’ll have for life,” stated Czekalski.
For extra data on kidney donations, go to kidney.org/transplantation.