ANDERSON, SC ( – For the past year, Larry Swilling has been walking the streets of Anderson, South Carolina, with a sandwich-board sign saying: “NEED KIDNEY 4 WIFE.”

The same message was plastered on his pickup truck, and it has been his constant refrain. Swilling’s beloved wife, Jimmie Sue Swilling, was born with one kidney, and it is failing. Without a new one, she could die.

Swilling took to the streets with faith that he could help his wife’s chances. She is on a donor list, and Swilling himself is not a match, but as the story spread across the country, dozens of people contacted the couple hoping they could be tested for a donation, or at least make a financial contribution to the cause.

Finally, it appears, the Swillings’ wait is over.

The Medical University of South Carolina has told the Swillings it has found a match. While the…

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