For the past eight months, one Tennessee man with kidney disease has been on dialysis while waiting for doctors to find him a matching kidney donor.
To distract them from all the stressful and uncertain time spent in the hospital, Steve Winfree and his wife Heather, who are also foster parents, started collecting packs of baseball cards. “There were a lot of times where he would be in the hospital and I would grab a pack and we would open them,” Heather said. “The low-key fun gets our minds off of the everyday stresses.”
When Heather got tested to see if she could donate her kidney and found out that she was a perfect match, she decided to share the exciting news by hiding a specially-made card with a note inside a pack of baseball cards. As Steve started sorting through the pack, he froze the second he saw a card with his photo on it. On the back, Heather wrote a special message explaining that she was his perfect match and he could have a new kidney by the end of the month.
“I knew something was up because she never films me,” Steve said about the moment the life-changing news sunk in. “I saw it coming, but I lost it and I asked her, ‘You want to save my life?’ ”
Watch the entire video below to see the awesome moment this man finds out his wife is going to save his life.
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[Featured image: Youtube/Heather Winfree]