UPDATE: Man To Receive New Kidney After Photo From Magic Kingdom Goes Viral

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Image Credit: Rocio Yanira Sandoval on Facebook

I have a happy follow up of some Disney magic to report from a story we covered back in August.

On August 22, Robert Leibowitz traveled to the Magic Kingdom to celebrate his 60th birthday with his family including five children. Leibowtitz also suffers from a kidney infection that he developed when he was 12 years old.

While visiting, he wore a shirt with, “In need of a kidney – O positive – Call 917-597-2651,” on it. Rocio Sandoval was also at the Magic Kingdom on August 22 and saw Leibowitz and posted the picture to her Facebook page. The post went viral and was shared over 80,000 times.

Several people who saw the post reached out to Leibowitz. However, none of them were matches. That is until Richie Sully saw the post and decided to take action since he had the same blood type as Leibowitz.

Sully, as a father himself related to having kids and being around for them, jumped on a 14 hour bus ride from Indiana to see if he was a match. And, luckily, he was!

The kidney transplant is scheduled for January 18, 2018.

Another example of Disney magic! We wish all involved the best of luck!

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