This story is adorable.
It all started January 2014 when McIntyre overheard her mother and grandmother talking about a story they heard on the radio about a 25-year-old man her age in need of a kidney transplant.
They said this man had lost his father to brain cancer in 2012 and had had his house burned down on Christmas Day 2011, and McIntire’s mother commented that if it weren’t for her health problems, she would give him a kidney. She had type-O blood, which is the universal donor.
So, Ashley decided to do what she could. Here’s a little more on the man:
Dr. Malay Shah of the University of Kentucky Transplant Center told ABC News the surgery happened in April. He explained that Robinson had a kidney disease called IgA nephropathy, which put him into full kidney failure when he was 23 because his immune system attacked his kidneys, preventing them from properly filtering blood and removing toxins.
Alright, so Ashley helped out Danny Robinson. And they kept it going:
After the surgery, which took a few days of recovery in the hospital, McIntyre and Robinson stayed in touch. It wasn’t until Memorial Day weekend that they started dating, she said.
“On June fifth, we made it official,” she said.
And on Christmas Day, after all the presents were opened, Robinson pulled out one more gift: a small, wrapped box containing an engagement ring. He got down on one knee and asked her to marry him.
Adorable. They have a baby on the way too.