Chris Strouth had been living with kidney disease for three years, but suddenly it was getting worse. He needed a transplant. Not knowing what else to do, he turned to Twitter and wrote:
"Sh*t, I need a kidney"
Within a few days, 19 people offered to find out if they might be a match. One of the people who replied was an acquaintance named Scott Pakudaitis, who hadn’t seen Chris in years.
After seeing the Tweet, Scott researched the procedure, talked to people who had been through it before, then decided to get tested to see if he would be a match.
When the match came back positive, he decided to donate his kidney. After the procedure, he sent a get-well-soon message to back to Strouth—on Twitter.