Wellington, Fla. (CBS12) — The gift of life from a stranger.
A local teacher is giving his kidney to a veteran police officer who he never knew but lives right down the road from.
Facebook is a way to connect, but also a way to save a life in the case of Scott Lacobs.
"I was hospitalized for a week. When I woke up in 2003, they told me that my kidneys were at 20 percent," said Lacobs.
Lacobs has needed a new kidney for years.
He's a veteran cop from New York that taught school in Belle Glade. He made his plea for a new kidney public in January when he made shirts, a sign for his car, and posted on Facebook.
"I was sitting on the couch watching my show with my wife and she was going through Facebook, not enjoying my show and she was like 'Oh, hey look" and showed me the story," said Martin Miller, a teacher in Boca Raton.
Miller had been praying about donation for years. Just weeks ago, he became the answer to Scott’s prayers.
"Don't give up hope. And try to be an organ donor," said Lacobs.
Lacobs' and Martin's surgeries are on Wednesday at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
If this story makes you interested in donation, you can call 305-355-5000.