The narrative of one man’s faith and friendship is a potent reminder of the goodness that still remains in people.
New Jersey resident Bill Sumiel was in critical need of a kidney transplant at the time.
Due to the fact that it was of critical need given his advanced age, Christiana Hospital scheduled an appointment for him at a dialysis clinic. In addition to that, they made arrangements for an Uber driver to come pick him up.
Sumiel had no idea that the voyage in the automobile would irrevocably alter the course of his life. Tim Letts and Bill Sumiel became fast friends after striking up a discussion on the way to the dialysis facility.
Tim’s condition required him to go to the center on a regular basis During the course of the journey, Sumiel disclosed his current situation to Letts, and in response, Letts provided him with a very unanticipated solution.
He made the potentially life-saving offer to donate one of his kidneys to Sumiel.
“I believe that God must have placed you in my vehicle, I’ll donate you a kidney if you take my name and number,” the donor said to the patient.
Sumiel was in such a state of awe that he was unable to even write down Letts’ name and phone number, but the two of them were a perfect match, and the operation was a success.
Since that time, they have developed a friendship that will last a lifetime.
Letts, a veteran of the army, decided to donate one of his kidneys in order to save his friend’s life. He considered himself very fortunate to be in a position to bestow the gift of life onto another individual, and for Sumiel, the experience served to further solidify his belief in the efficacy of miraculous interventions.
The story of Tim Letts and Bill Sumiel serves as a timely reminder that there is always hope, even in the most difficult of circumstances.
Sumiel is making progress in his rehabilitation exactly one year after receiving a kidney from Letts, for which he will be eternally thankful.