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Post : Husband donates kidney to wife for 23rd anniversary
URL : http://myfox8.com/2018/03/14/husband-donates-kidney-to-wife-for-23rd-anniversary/
Posted : March 14, 2018 at 9:45 am
Author : Web Staff
Tags : anniversary, Husband, kidney, wife
Categories : News

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- A Florida man took his love for his wife to the next level when he gave her a kidney for their 23rd wedding anniversary, according to The SunSentinel ( http://www.sun-sentinel.com/health/fl-sb-kidney-couple-memorial-20180312-story.html ) .

The surgery happened on Feb. 19 at Memorial Regional Hospital. It was the first successful live donor kidney transplant at the hospital.

“To find a match between spouses is very unusual but very lucky for us to be able to find that,” said medical team leader Dr. Juan Arenas, a surgeon and chief of the hospital’s Memorial Transplant Institute.

It took 30 health care workers to get Monica and Cesar Calle through the process. But the surgery was a success and they were allowed to leave early.

“I was in a lot of pain, I was scared, and I didn’t know if there was gonna be a miracle for me,” she said. “I’m sure a lot of us that are in this situation always wonder, ‘When is our miracle happening?’ And I tell everybody, ‘Just hang on tight, fight your fight, because we are warriors, and your miracle will happen.’”

The transplant was a perfect gift to celebrate their anniversary on Thursday.

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