Man offers his Beloved truck in exchange for new liver to save wife’s life
CALIFORNIA: A man whose wife is suffering from a fatal disease has offered up his truck in exchange for a new liver of his save his wife’s life.
Verlon Robinson a resident of Sanger, California took to Facebook to offer up one his most prized possession in exchange of a new liver.
Doctors placed his wife Marie on the wait list three years ago following her diagnosis, but she’s one of 18,000 people still waiting for a donor.
“To all that don’t know I have a very sick wife, With a non-reversible liver disease,” Robinson wrote in a post last week.
“I do have a 04 Dodge pickup that I would gladly trade anyone,” he said. “Plus I could throw in a nice tent trailer.”
He tagged his wife in the post and gave some information on her blood type.
“We have been married for 25 years and it breaks my heart when I think about losing her,” Robinson said. “I would do anything to trade places with her but as you know that’s impossible. So please if you are O positive or negative blood type and would consider giving her some of your liver we have insurance that would cover all surgeries.”
The hopeless husband added, “Ps. I have good kidneys and I would throw in one.”
While Robinson was still on the hunt for a donor he was forced to alter his proposal after being told by hospital officials that it was “against the rules to offer my material stuff.”
“Since most of you do not want my truck or trailer, it’s probably OK,” he quipped. “However they did say I could still offer my kidney. So kidney is still out there.”
“Material things are material things. I mean, this is my wife, my love. I don’t want anything to happen to her,” he said.
In 2015, Marie was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver. The debilitating disease can’t be cured, but can be slowed if a person manages to get a transplant.
“There are so many people out there that are sick, and need help, and I am just one of them,” Marie told KMPH. “I just have a wonderful husband who is willing to give it all.”
The truck that Robinson is offering online was reportedly a birthday present his wife gave to him.
“We can move on without other stuff, but I couldn’t move on without her,” he said.
To which Marie jokingly replied, “He doesn’t know how to get on the internet.”