Theater community rallies to help Utahn
Thanks for this story Erica!!!! Both gentlemen are remarkable and this
story made me cry!!! So happy for you Paul!!!!
"Waiting" is right, I was very fortunate to have a much better, easier
experience than most patients with end stage kindey failure. There are an
astonishing number of people out there who suffer from this disease and do not
have the help they need. I was reminded of this everytime I visited the hospital
or the dialsysiss center. Best wishes to Waiting and all who are fighting this
I am waiting for a kidney myself... Been on dialysis since I was 10 years old. I
am 29 now & am now able to receive a transplant. Unfortunately, I have no family
or friends that can donate one to me. People out there, please remember, their
are twice as many kidneys as their are people in the world & it's something you
can donate while you are still alive. He's lucky he had people willing to
donate. It's not that easy for most of us. My kidney disease was caused by ecoli
poisoning back when they didn't even know much about it.
amazing. story.thanks for making my day better.
What a great news piece and even better when you know the guy! Paul is a great
guy and it sounds like he has a great friend too. Thanks Ryan for your
So honored and proud to call Ryan my friend. Wish there were more like you in
the world. I'm lucky enough to be part of the HCT family and it is a tight
knit, loving group. May you and Paul continue to heal!
Very touching story. Good luck to all.
Congratulations Paul and best wishes. Ryan, thanks for your example - it
motivates me to 'pay it forward.'
Great article, it is great piece, it is a true testament to humanity at it's
Great story Erica, thank you.Paul Gibbs is an amazing person (and
ladies, he's single!) and is certainly deserving of this out-pouring of love and
concern. Ryan Poole is also an amazing person, to step-up like that truly is
"...one day Poole, who had appeared with Gibbs in a production of "You Can't
Take It With You"....That play was about, obviously, that you can't
take money with you--and there are things more important. Great to see Ryan
knows there ARE some things you can take with you--the power of a really good
deed, and the friend he made forever in the process.Ryan, anyone who
reads this will be impressed with your selflessness. Kudos. And best wishes to
You know I love you both and feel so blessed to be able to call you friends.
Knowing the goodness and love actors have for each other does not surprise me. I
have been involved with HCT for many years as a volunteer and these wonderful
actors, staff have become my family. We are thrilled with the wonderful recovery
and new lease on life these men are enjoying. Thanks for letting us be a part of
this greaat gift.
You're the man, Ryan! I have a sister-in-law who did this for her brother
earlier this year, and I'm just in awe of people who will do this. Good luck to
both of you!
What a fantastic story! "There's no people like show people, they
smile when they are low. . ." These are two of the most awesome,
caring, giving actors you would ever meet! Truly inspirational! BRAVO!