When Ashley McIntyre offered to donate her kidney to a stranger, she had no idea she’d end up spending the rest of her life with him.
But on Christmas, less than a year after the 26-year-old Kentucky woman donated her kidney to a 25-year-old dialysis patient named Danny Robinson, she agreed to marry him.
"I never in a million years imagined this would happen. … It was a whirlwind," a teary-eyed McIntyre told the Courier-Journal. “It’s crazy how it all worked. It was all planned out by God.”
McIntyre first learned of Robinson through her mom, who heard Robinson’s mother talk about his need for a kidney on a radio program last January.
Diagnosed with IgA nephropathy at the age of 16, Robinson was on dialysis three days a week, four hours a day, waiting for a transplant. None of him family members were a match, leaving him on the transplant waiting list for almost two years.
McIntyre was moved by his stories and wanted to help. She emailed the radio show producers and got in touch withRead More »from Kentucky woman donates kidney to stranger, falls in love