CAPE CORAL, Fla. (CNN) – A Florida woman’s painted rocks led to her fiancé’s kidney transplant.
Twenty-two-year-old Robert Fallon was diagnosed with an aggressive form of kidney disease in 2017 and was in need of a kidney transplant, so his fiancee, Krystal Sparks, got creative.
“I started painting rocks and at first, it was just us that was spreading them and we would spread them on the way to Roanoke and on the way to Charlottesville to his appointments and stuff,” Sparks said.
Sparks says she painted hundreds of rocks with Fallon’s blood type and an e-mail address.
Their family and friends helped her spread the rocks all over the country.
Their mission started in Elk Creek, Virginia and reached all the way to Cape Coral, Florida, where Lisa Brandt pitched in to help.
“Since I couldn’t help be a donor, I wanted to help spread her special message,” Brandt said.
She painted more than a dozen rocks for Fallon.
“I sent some out to Colorado, Indiana, with my mother-in-law to Germany. I spread some myself in Italy just this last September just to get the word out there,” Brandt said.
The couple says they are thankful for her help and makes their “heart explode.”
“It gives you hope that there’s still good people in the world,” Fallon said.
After a two year search, Fallon found a donor and underwent a kidney transplant.