Rickey Homer, 62, is dying of liver disease. Ricky Glenn Henderson, 21, is hoping that he can donate 60% of his own liver to his grandfather. Tests will be conducted Wednesday to see if there is a match. If the operation goes forward, Henderson's liver will grow back.
Henderson's mother said she was "so proud" and Homer called Henderson his hero.
But Henderson did not agree:
I don't really see myself as a hero. You do what you do for the ones you love.Wouldn't it be nice if those keen on proclaiming heroes enhanced their honesty and took their cue from a 21-year-old?