Man Gives Wife the Gift of Life for Their 20th Anniversary as He Donates Kidney
They are a perfect match in more ways than one.
Instead of roses, jewelry or chocolates for their 20th wedding anniversary, this doting husband decided to give his longtime partner his kidney.
Scott Chafian’s wife, Cindy, suffers from polycystic kidney disease and for the last two years, the Virginia mom has been on dialysis. Her left kidney has been removed, and then her right kidney is shutting down. She survives with the help of dialysis.
When they found out her husband’s kidney was a perfect match to help her, they called it "miraculous."
The four-hour-procedure took place on January 24, the day before their 20th anniversary
“I don’t think I’ll ever be able to show my gratitude and appreciation for what he's doing for me,” she told Inside Edition.
He added: “I was lucky enough to give it to the person I love most in this world.”
His kidney was harvested, then carefully bagged and taken down the hall where Dr. John Calonna and his team performed the laparoscopic transplant procedure.
It was a lifesaving 20th wedding anniversary gift that will be difficult to top.
The couple has set up a GoFundMe page to help with the cost of the procedure. For more information, click here.
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