After the article was published, the doctors became celebrities.
Though we were back home, in some ways it felt as though everything had changed. None of us could have predicted the kind of reaction that the newspaper story about us would generate. We became every mother’s son. Strangers approached us with hugs. One woman walked up to me and burst into tears. We began to get letters from single women, and we got telephone calls at work from church groups and nonprofit organizations that wanted us to tell our story to other young people. Practically everyone saw us as a unit.
They received gifts from strangers and created a foundation. Their lives had changed, and their dreams had been realized, but rather than using the money they received for themsleves, they used it to start a foundation to help other.
Davis, Sampson; Jenkins, George; Hunt, Rameck; Page, Lisa Frazier. The Pact (p. 226). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.