Woman's Liver Failing, Husband Offers Truck, Trailer, His Own Kidney For Replacement

Henrietta Strickland
May 11, 2018

Even though we do not live in a society where barter system exists anymore, a California man still chose to give away his truck, his tent trailer and one of his kidneys to get a liver in exchange that could save the life of his wife.

Verlon Robinson posted on Facebook on Friday, trying to get the liver for his wife Marie who was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver, three years ago.

"Ps. I have good kidneys and I would throw in one", he added.

Vernon and Marie, who had been married for 25 years, told Fox News that they have to from Sanger, California to San Diego, California for Marie's doctor appointments and tests. However, she is presently one among the 18,000 other people on the list. But the more scar tissue that forms, the less functional a liver becomes.

Marie and Vernon just celebrated their anniversary in April of this year.

According to Fox New, Vernon's wife was diagnosed with Cirrhosis after her doctor noticed some spots on her liver.

And by the time she is high enough on that list, Verlon Robinson worries that she'll be out of time to wait. So Verlon chose to take matters into his own hands.

In a viral Facebook post, Verlon asked those with O-positive or O-negative blood types to "consider giving [Marie] some of your liver".

His insurance would cover the the required surgeries, he said. "I just couldn't imagine life without her". "I would do anything to trade places with her but as you know that's impossible".

"Everything I've worked for all my life is not important to me".

The post quickly went viral, with many posting their sympathies for the family. Others have stated that even they were a match, they would not take his auto. Marie sleeps in a hospital bed in their home with her husband right beside her in a recliner. And despite her health battles, she's still smiling, Verlon Robinson said.

"She wants to live, and I see her going through all this, and it breaks my heart", he said. It said livers can regenerate within eight weeks.

As well as matching the recipient's blood type, donors must meet certain criteria including being between the ages of 18 and 55, of a healthy weight, with no major illnesses.

After University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center, which is treating Marie, alerted Verlon that he couldn't offer material goods in exchange for an organ, he updated his status to clarify that he had "taken my truck and trailer off the market [.] however they did say I could still offer my kidney".

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