After reading about the Web site in The OBSERVER, Marlene Williams of Brocton created a profile for her husband, Dudley, who had been on dialysis. Cheektowaga resident Ted Morton found Dudley’s profile and contacted him. Soon, the two went from talking on the phone to meeting face to face at a local restaurant.
“Actually meeting up with the person whose life is going to be extended was quite emotional for us,” Morton said.
Once the two were found to be compatible, a successful kidney transplant took place on June 11. A few years ago, one stranger needed a kidney and another was looking to donate one. Today, the two are both healthy and have become great friends.
“We are going to be friends for life,” said Williams. “He calls every weekend and sees how we are doing.”
Ted – you are truly a hero. We know you will deny it but we are so proud of you for saving Dudley’s life and giving him time to spend with his family.