The Perfect Match (2013)

The Perfect Match

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The Perfect Match -- Following his calling from God, Patrick McFarlane finds himself homeless, living out of the back of his truck with two wiener dogs. In complete desperation, he places an ad on Craigslist, after his seven year journey to donate a kidney remains unfulfilled. An extremely touching true story of altruism, 'The Perfect Match' documents kidney donor, Patrick McFarlane, through his personal obstacles and modern societal challenges on his path to find a donor program that will accept him, and ultimately find a kidney recipient that will be a perfect match. Regret and redemption are interwoven with Patrick's remarkable ability to laugh at himself and his amazing perseverance in achieving his goal, no matter the cost. This film also explores the themes of medical politics, friendship, religion, and the societal bias that is sometimes placed on us as individuals when we are different than the norm. This film provokes questions regarding our complicated organ donation system and the realities of non-directed donors. It also forces us to take a personal look at one self, and our willingness to save a stranger's life, and the possible societal judgements of those who would. It asks the question of how sane is sane and just because we are different, or have redemption issues, or any other motive, does it make the gift of donation any less powerful or acceptable? I am honored to have documented the incredibly dedicated, emotional journey and heart felt true story of Patrick Mcfarlane, kidney donor, Christian, human, homeless man, father, leader, and hero.

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