How far will you go for love? Will you be willing to sacrifice an organ just to save her life? One man did exactly that and then proposed for marriage afterwards. But in spite of what he did, the response he got was not a positive one.
This story happened in South London and it has since gained a lot of reactions from netizens everywhere. Apparently, the man and the woman first met in the mid-90s but even after sharing a kiss, nothing much happened between them.
Simon Louis, 49, and Mary Emmanuelle, 41, have been friends for more than two decades.
Mary worked, who worked as a stockbroker secretary, took care of her son Dwayne while Simon was a music event organizer along with his brother. Through the years, he still had feelings for her and would often send flowers and chocolates on Valentine’s Day.
In 2014, Mary suddenly collapsed at home.
Dwayne found her on the floor, choking on her own vomit. It was later discovered that she had an end-stage kidney disease and her only hope would be to have a transplant.
Finding a suitable donor, however, was difficult because of her rare B-Negative blood.
“I couldn’t believe it – I had been given a death sentence. My name was put on a ‘dead donor’ list. I could only wait.”
After being discharged from the hospital, Simon visited her often and even helped care for her. He went as far as feeding and bathing her, often staying overnight at her place. Eventually, he suggested that he get tested to see if he is a match to her blood type – and it turned out that he is.
The two then underwent months of assessment and the surgery was eventually a success.
As the two helped each other recover, Simon popped the golden question and asked Mary to marry him. Unfortunately, she still rejected him.
“I let him down gently by saying I’d have to think about it.
“I think I’d worry if we got married it would in some way damage our special friendship and also I don’t want to get wed until I’m fully better health-wise.”
As for Simon, he said he didn’t regret donating his kidney for Mary.
According to him:
“I didn’t think twice about it. There’s no question about doing something like that for someone you love.”