I skipped the book pairing this episode because (1) the only book/story which came to mind was the Tell Tale Heart and (2) I found a much better story to tell.
Patrick Gartside has donated a kidney and bone marrow to two individuals he had never met before being matched with. I contacted Patrick to see if he would write on why he did It and thankfully he agreed to help me out.
It’s often easy between the news headlines and bad drivers to believe people are selfish and too self-involved to care, but it’s people like Patrick who make me want to help others and that collectively we can be good (or in Patrick’s case, extraordinary) to one another. - Andrea