WINSTON-SALEM, NC (WGHP) — Richard Lawson will never be able to top the Valentine’s gift his wife recently gave him.
“It was a great tradeoff,” he said. “I got a kidney and she got Edible Arrangements.”
For 20 years, he’s suffered from kidney disease and last fall he needed a kidney. His wife Lynn didn’t hesitate to see if she was the perfect match.
“He was not crazy about me doing it but I was like if I’m going to ask other people to do it, I’m going to at least volunteer first,” said Lynn who learned she was a perfect candidate to donate to her husband. “We were a match.”
Together, side-by-side in surgery, Lynn gave her husband one of her kidneys and in doing so saved another life by removing her husband from the long transplant list.