A match made in Heaven

A match made in Heaven

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on February 14, 2013 at 2:35 PM

A Valentine's Day gift beyond comparison-- a 32-year-old woman gives her boyfriend her left kidney.

Last week, Taesha Benson and her boyfriend Travis Spiresweet underwent surgery at the University of Kansas hospital.

Travis has had kidney problems since birth, living with only 25-percent kidney function. After spending a year on a donor list, his girlfriend turned out to be a perfect match.

“My left kidney is fully destroyed,” Travis stated, “My right kidney is partially destroyed, so I made it 29 years on a quarter of a kidney.”
 
Taesha says, “I feel blessed that I have the ability to do this. I just want to know that he's okay.”

Not only is February 14 Valentine's Day, it's also National Donor Day.
 

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