Hero of the Week: Tim Letts

Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week… Find out how you can nominate a Hero of the Week at the bottom of the page.

Tim Letts, of New Jersey, is being called a “miracle Uber driver.” He picked up Bill Sumeil who had been at the hospital for his dialysis appointment. The two struck up a conversation on the drive and Tim found out that Bill needed a kidney as soon as possible because of his age.

Tim, who was 33 at the time, said that he’d give him one. Bill started shaking after Tim made that offer and took down his name and number. The appointment was made, and the operation was successful!

Today, Bill has surpassed his one-year mark. Tim, who now lives in Germany, said he was happy to give the gift of life to Bill and feels like he was put in the right place at the right time. The two are now life-long friends.

Learn more about this story as covered by New Jersey’s 6ABC Action News.

Joe Nichols’ Response:

Wow – what an incredible story! Tim Letts, you are our ACC Hero of the Week.

Nominate a Hero of the Week

Now, we want to know who has made a difference in your life. Nominate a local firefighter, police officer, EMT or someone who is serving our country in the military. It could even be a neighbor, family member or friend who lent a crucial helping hand. Let us know all about the person who you feel is a real life hero by emailing us here and please feel free to send us a picture!

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