Rob Sanchez (RS) and Felix Aponte (FA)
RS: Felix was coming to a job placement center where I worked as a case manager. I think Felix was nineteen…twenty years old
(FA: Yeah. I was twenty.)
And immediately I saw that he was pain in the ass.
FA: I could tell off the bat that he just gonna tell me the truth. He’s not gonna beat around the bush. And, me and him clicked because, you know, once you do time it’s like
(RS: There’s a bond.)
RS: So when I got hit with the kidney disease; I was sick, I had no job. I was lonely. And then Felix called me.
FA: We were talkin for awhile and you told me that you had kidney disease. I was like, ’But you don’t got nobody that’ll donate?’ So, you know, here I am. I’m in good health. Plus I wanted to do something good in my life for the first time. You know, all I’ve done is like mischief and
(RS: Start trouble.)
Well I don’t start trouble. Trouble finds me.
(RS: Yeah, I’ve heard that before.)
I was like, What’s up so, what about me? You think I could get tested? I mean like I got mad tattoos so I don’t know if I could donate. So then you were like, ’Yeah right whatever. Alright Felix.’ And then you just kept on brushin it off. And I kept on tellin you.
RS: The day that I believed it was the day that we went in for our last check up. And we’re sitting down, and Felix has a Plaxico Burress jersey on. And they’re checkin me and they’re checkin Felix. And Felix looked up and said, ’Look, I wanna do this.’ That’s when I knew that it was..was on. And sometimes when I’ll play the MegaMillions (laughs)
I’ll play the MegaMillions and, you don’t know this. And I lose. I’m okay with it because I felt like I won already. Cuz he saved my life. What greater gift is that. That was my million dollars.