Michigan Man Finds Kidney on Facebook


"Ricky told us that everything was going to work out -- that the surgery would be March 30," Jeff said. "I couldn't breathe. I knew he wouldn't give up after that."

And he didn't. On March 29, Jeff had his last dialysis treatment.

"Dialysis just sucks the life out of you. It's pretty bad," Jeff said. "I have to say the last dialysis was definitely the best one ever!"

The next morning, Cisco and the Kurzes, who went from strangers to best friends in the time leading up to that day, arrived at Beaumont Hospital for the transplant.

The procedure went off without a hitch.

"I'm really proud of myself," Cisco said. "I'm not like a super-altruistic person or anything. I've always just sort of been in my head. To put myself out in the world like this has really changed my perspective."

Now a week after the surgery, Cisco said he feels "amazing."

"I just can't lift heavy stuff. But I can't lift heavy stuff anyway," he said, jokingly.

Transplant Gives Young Couple New Life

Jeff has never felt better either. And he's eternally grateful for his wife's Facebook plea.

"She saved my life too," Jeff said. "I feel like it was fate and destiny. If it hadn't been for her, I wouldn't have been in the right place to meet Ricky."

The Kurzes are excited to start planning a family, and have Cisco to thank for the chance.

"I don't know how we can ever repay him," Jeff said. "Just love him, I guess."

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