Alabama husband saves wife’s life by donating kidney after losing 100lbs

Husband goes under the knife for wife.

A man has spent a year losing 70lbs so he could donate his kidney to his wife.

PJ Spraggins was delighted when he discovered he was a perfect match for wife Tracy, who was told her life-long battle with Lupus would kill her if she didn’t get a transplant. The waiting list is seven years long.

But the next day the couple from Birmingham, Alabama, were dealt a blow: his blood pressure was too high to perform the operation.

Refusing to accept the diagnosis, PJ embarked on a relentless fitness regime. Finally, in December 2014, they got the green light. In February, they went under the knife together.

Source: Alabama husband saves wife’s life by donating kidney after losing 100lbs | Daily Mail Online

This inspirational story reminds us of how interconnected our health is with our family. The consequences of an unhealthy life don’t just affect you, but also affect those who depend on you. If you don’t want to change for yourself, do it for your family.

2016-01-08T10:46:24+00:00

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