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caption=”Liz Kelly, 29, donated her kidney to her fiancé when he became seriously ill.”]
In light of Valentine’s Day, our team thought it was only fitting that we introduce you to a young person who loves. Liz Kelly met her fiancé, Matt, almost nine years ago working at a clothing store. They fell fast in love.
In October of 2007, Matt became very sick. Doctors eventually determined that he had congestive heart failure they attributed to bad kidney function. He needed a donor. Liz wanted to get him to the top of the list by donating her own kidney to someone, never thinking they would be a match.
Liz, 29, remembers when she heard they were, in fact, a match. “I said, ‘Of course we are. How could we not be a match?’” Her doctors told her she had a big kidney for her size, perfect for Matt. Maybe it was always meant for him. Maybe it was meant that they share a kidney and a heart.
They hope to get married this summer, when they are both done recovering.
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