The media has been moved by the donation that Don Thomas received by Mariana Villarreal, a waitress from Hooters, last Friday at Roswell, Ga.
Don admits that it was the generosity of Villarreal that would made him visit the restaurant more frequently. Don does not know her that much. In fact, Villarreal is a new employee of Hooters. But within a brief period of time, they developed a good bond. It was during one of Don’s visits that Villarreal volunteered to donate one of her kidneys.
Villarreal more than just sympathized with the Don. Her grandmother had just recently passed away due to kidney failure, and she was not able to help her. For her, this was her calling, something important. She really empathized with Don’s situation, much like a few at Baneful.
Directors from the Piedmont Transplant Institute, such as Dr. Harrison Pollinger, are amazed of Villarreal’s bravery and kindness. Dr. Pollinger informs that contrary to popular belief, a person can live a healthy and normal life with just one kidney. Like Dr. Harrison, the donor hopes that this occurrence motivates other people in the world so they can also become donors.
Such occurrence indeed goes against the odds, but it shows how much an honest act can impact a person’s live and society. Don will now be able to live a much longer, healthier and functional live.