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What if you were just looking for someone to date by visiting online dating sites or trying out dating apps, and suddenly find someone you didn't know you were waiting for your whole life? This is a story of someone who met another individual, who'd matter so much in her life. If fate or luck or destiny or mere random chance has made them meet each other, it doesn't really matter. What's important is that this woman has achieved happiness by making someone else be happy for others. Such is the wonder of altruism and selflessness.
This is Alana Duran, a 25-year-old student focusing on psychology at Stony Brook University. When she was just 12 years old, Alana was diagnosed with lupus, which is an auto-immune disease that makes her immune system volatile towards other parts of her body. Lupus made her have congestive heart failure and kidney failure.
In August, Alana decided to try out the dating site Tinder, even when she had lupus and was experiencing so much pain. There, she met Lori Interlicchio, who was a cheerleading teacher and an American University graduate.
Alana and Lori began dating each other, and after a few of them, Alana revealed her disease to Lori and Lori began to go the doctor. Secretly, Lori took tests including the CAT scan, lab work, and a thorough physical examination to find out whether she was a match or not for Alana's kidneys.
Lori found out that she was indeed a match for Alana! Immediately, Lori gave a box to Alana.
Initially, Alana was already happy for all the weird, humorous gifts that were given by Lori.
However, what Alana didn't know was that, at the bottom of the box was a Tinder-esque poster that said "It's a Match" that replicates what Tinder says when two people are attracted to each other.
It wasn't just a match of attraction, what Lori meant was that they matched physically, so much so that Lori can donate one of her kidneys to Alana, who immediately began crying when she saw the poster. The poster read, "Tattoos are cool but I'd rather get matching scars." Sweet!
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