Friday, July 21, 2006

An Anniversary Gift of Life

This September, Gary and Jackie Greening will celebrate their 20th anniversary and Jackie gave her husband an early anniversary present: one of her kidneys.

In 1987, Gary accidentally discovered that he had only one kidney that was operational and he was closely monitored. Recently, when his remaining kidney was functioning at 12%, he was told by his doctor that he either had to go on dialysis or get a transplant.

Jackie decided to contribute one of hers, so this past June, they underwent surgery together.

Gary said, “When someone tells you they love you, it’s meaningful, but it’s just a word... when someone is going to risk their life for you, that is truly the ultimate gift.”

Read their inspiring story here.

1 comment:

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