A Hooters waitress donated a kidney to a customer at the restaurant in a life altering procedure.
Mariana Villarreal, who is a waitress at a Hooters in Roswell, Georgia, said that the kidney was a perfect match and doctors say the surgery on Friday was a complete success.
She gave one of her kidneys to Don Thomas after he lost both of his to ilness. Don has been a regular customer at the restaurant for more than 10 years. Here is what Villarreal said about him “Today is the big day after 2 years of constant doctor visits my favorite hooters guest will finally get a chance at a normal life again. This is Donald Thomas or as all the girls at hooters know him “The DON!” He’s been going to Roswell hooters for more than 10 years. He’s a Vietnam war veteran, father of 2, His wife past away from breast cancer and a few years later he got kidney failure.”
On Friday they underwent surgery and are expected to recover, WXIA-TV reported.
‘Thank you all so much for the kind words! It means a lot to me that everyone has taken a second to comment and wish me well! The kidney is a PERFECT match and is working amazingly! As for me my kidney is working like there’s still 2 in there,’ Villarreal wrote in a post on Instagram.
‘I know God will watch over us for the rest of our lives and may the glory always be for the lord of lords! Once again thank you all!’