A woman in Roanoke, Virginia, recently gave her beloved husband a Valentine’s Day gift that saved his life.
Richard Lawson has suffered from kidney disease for the past 20 years, and was placed on the donor waiting list last fall after his health began to spiral, according to Fox 8.
However, when his wife of 38 years heard the news, she immediately got tested to determine if she could be his donor.
“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,” Lynn said.
To everyone’s surprise, they were a match.
“There just wasn’t any question. I wanted to keep him around a little bit longer,” she commented.
February 4, the Lawsons underwent the transplant surgery at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
When they woke up after the procedure, the couple