Daughter's boyfriend was a match
KTRH News first shared with you the story of 'Butch' Morgan several months ago, now the man who used a highway sign along the Gulf Freeway to solicit a new kidney tells us he finally received one last month.
"Back home again here in Willis and doing fine, enjoyed the holidays," Morgan tells KTRH. "I was real thankful over Thanksgiving time, so everything is working out well."
"I'm really looking forward to Christmas and seeing the look on the faces of our little babies running around the house, our four grandchildren," he says.
But it wasn't the sign that did it. Instead, the boyfriend of Butch's daughter, Joseph DiCianno found he was a match, so he gave up one of his.
"He's going to be around for my son, his kids and grandkids," says DiCianno. "If I could to it again, I would."
"Saving somebody's life, not everyone can say that," he says. "I was already set in stone after it was said I was a match, I realized I could save his life."
With more than 93,000 people waiting for a kidney transplant, the pair hopes their story inspires others to do the same.