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For their 23rd wedding anniversary, man gave his wife a kidney



A husband celebrating his 23rd wedding anniversary gave his wife a life-saving gift: a kidney. .

With it, Cesar Calle gave his wife Monica a life free of painful dialysis treatment, which she needed for polycystic kidney disease she had been fighting for a decade, the Sun Sentinel reported. .

The couple spoke about the five-hour surgery during a press conference from Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Fla., where the surgery was performed on Feb. 19. “I feel like a million dollars,” Monica said, three weeks after the transplant. .

“And I think I look like a million bucks, compared to before.” Selflessly, her husband, Cesar, offered to donate one of his kidney's to his wife, and in December the couple got word that he was a match. .

Dr. Juan Arenas, a surgeon and chief of the hospital’s Memorial Transplant Institute said, “To find a match between spouses is very unusual but very lucky for us to be able to find that.” .

According to the Sun Sentinel, Cesar said, “For me to do this, it was big. I was shocked. I thought it’s not real, this is not happening.” .

As she celebrates her wedding anniversary, Monica reflected, “Little did we know 23 years ago that this was going to be the angel to save my life. I felt like I just won the lottery. .

I started dreaming of what my future would look like, not having to do dialysis. The fact that I can actually travel now and not worry about carrying boxes with me or supplies, or worry if it’s gonna get lost. I felt so free.”
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