Neighbor gives up vaccine for fellow neighbor in need

A grandmother in Austin, Texas, reached out to neighbors on the website NextDoor in search of a vaccine. A stranger responded by giving up her appointment.
1:49 | 02/25/21

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Finally tonight, the two strangers and now their bond. We have reported on so many Americans working for hours, for days, calling and calling to get the vaccine. Tonight, the two strangers helping each other. Emily Johnson, a mother and grandmother from Austin, Texas, she was running out of time. She needs surgery and her doctor wants her to have the vaccine, at least one vaccination, beforehand. She turned to the website nextdoor, a website connecting neighbors online and she wrote, hello neighbors. I'm a 68-year-old female facing open heart surgery. Many doctors here in Austin have no access to the vaccine. So I've been spending up to an hour each morning putting my name on lists and making dozens of phone calls. Has anyone out there heard anything or have a suggestion to make? Emily got a message from a neighbor she had never met. Christy Lewis. Christy wrote, I'm scheduled for the vaccine this morning at 10:45 A.M. You need this much more than I do. If you can make this appointment, it's yours. So they went together. Christy Lewis is high risk, too, but she believed that Emily needed it more. The supervisor at the clinic listened to them and said okay. Emily with us tonight. Hi, David. She is now ready for surgery. I couldn't believe that someone would be giving such a coveted thing to a complete stranger. There are truly wonderful people amongst us committing incredible acts of kindness. And Christy, who has an auto immune disease, telling us she did it because she believes it was the right thing to do. And Christy telling us tonight she's still waiting for the vaccine. We hope she gets it soon. An act of kindness, indeed.

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