Man donates kidney to wife in time to enjoy holidays

IOWA CITY, IA (KCRG) — An Iowa City woman received a rather unique gift this holiday season from her husband.

“I just assumed that I would go on dialysis and wait for a kidney and that it would be a tremendous gift if this worked out,” said Kristin Thelander, the recent recipient of one of her husband’s kidneys.

Wayne and Kristin Thelander had the dual surgery around Thanksgiving.

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