Twitter and Donnie Wahlberg save a girl’s life

This is an amazing story of the power of social networking.  New Kids on the Block singer Donnie Wahlberg retweeted a link from one of his fans, who mentioned that her best friend, Bobbette Miller, was suffering from kidney failure, and would die if a suitable donor could not be found quickly.

Wahlberg, who has nearly 200,000 followers, passed the message on to his fan base, and the next thing that happened was the hospital was overwhelmed with calls of people willing to help.  Not only was a suitable donor found, but there were actually six matches from the people who called in off the retweet.  Bobbette will have the transplant surgery in about a month’s time, all thanks to her friend and Donnie.