Man gets surgery after “In Need of Kidney Shirt” goes viral
NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey father of five whose “In Need Of Kidney” T-shirt went viral has received a life-saving transplant from a complete stranger.
Robert Leibowitz says Friday that he’s “walking on clouds” after undergoing the procedure in a New York hospital last week.
The 60-year-old Leibowitz says his advertising background and the roughly decade-long waiting list for a new kidney led him to make the shirt and wear it during a vacation to Disney World last summer.
A picture of the shirt took off on social media and soon Leibowitz received hundreds of calls from potential donors.
Finally, a man from Indiana named Richie Sully was found to be a perfect match after multiple rounds of medical tests.
Sully says it was a “no brainer” to donate the organ.