Bride gets life-saving kidney transplant days before her wedding
|globalnews.ca 02 May 2017 at 09:47|
Bride-to-be Anu Phillips had everything planned for her big day, but little did she know she’d also receive a new life-saving organ.
The Texas woman underwent surgery for a kidney transplant on March 19, six days before walking down the aisle with her husband Jeswin James.
“[The transplant] gave me more life to actually enjoy. Now I can travel, have children — and that was actually my main concern,” Phillips told ABC News . “I’m happy that my husband doesn’t have to experience the daily struggles that I was going through in taking care of me.”
ABC notes that Phillips was discharged from Medical City Dallas hospital just 24 hours before her wedding.
“Before the wedding, she was on dialysis for the past five years, so every day when she woke up, she was very tired, very weak,” James told ABC News. “After the transplant, she’s energetic. My wife, she’s healthy, she’s happy, she’s full of life.”
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According to Fox 4 News, the 28-year-old had been on a (kidney disease). She was matched with a donor just six days before she tied the knot.
“The opportunity for her was to get a really good kidney, and we had to make a decision on can we get her the kidney and get her in and out of the hospital and get her to that wedding on time,” Dr. Matthew Mulloy said to the TV station.