Last August, Joyce was on a Brew Tour bus in Indianapolis when the driver, Rex, cracked a joke about accepting a kidney as a tip. His wife, Valerie, needed a kidney, and Joyce ended up being a perfect match. The transplant took place on January 20.
Rex was not even supposed to be driving that day, and Joyce and her friends were only on that bus because their initial plans for the day fell through. Joyce said, “If he had not made that joke, none of this would have happened.”