Washington man donates his kidney to his wife of 30 years

Lesley Kennedy, a Seattle woman, was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease and doctors told her she needed a kidney donor to survive, and that was when her husband Steve became encouraged.

They say that love has no limits, and that a Washington couple has been married for 30 years, that could not be more true.

When Lesley Kennedy, of Seattle, became ill with polycystic kidney disease, a genetic disease that causes her kidneys to fail, she feared for her life.

She was placed on dialysis earlier this year and her doctors warned her that she needed a transplant in order to survive.

It was then that her husband Steve stepped in and donated one of his kidneys on July 19, and after the surgery that changed his life, the two closest and strongest ever.

Lesley Kennedy, a Seattle woman, was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease and doctors told her she needed a kidney donor to survive, and that was when her husband Steve became encouraged.

Lesley Kennedy, a Seattle woman, was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease and doctors told her she needed a kidney donor to survive, and that was when her husband Steve became encouraged.

On July 19, the two underwent surgery and Lesley received her husband's kidney, the pair shown above before surgery

On July 19, the two underwent surgery and Lesley received her husband's kidney, the pair shown above before surgery

On July 19, the two underwent surgery and Lesley received her husband's kidney, the pair shown above before surgery

The Washington couple was married for 30 years and shared a sweet kiss before surgery

The Washington couple was married for 30 years and shared a sweet kiss before surgery

The Washington couple was married for 30 years and shared a sweet kiss before surgery

Steve wrote: "It's really an incredible gift to be able to donate, especially to your spouse in a Facebook post considered after your surgeries.

Steve wrote: "It's really an incredible gift to be able to donate, especially to your spouse in a Facebook post considered after your surgeries.

Steve wrote: "It's really an incredible gift to be able to donate, especially to your spouse in a Facebook post considered after your surgeries.

"Lesley and I went through our kidney transplant surgery at the Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, and my donated kidney seems to be working pretty well in his new home in Lesley, but it can be a bumpy ride for a while," he said. Steve in a post on Facebook that shows the two kisses in their hospital gowns after surgery.

& # 39; Also consider organ donation. It is really an incredible gift to be able to donate. Especially his spouse, he urged on his publication.

"Before we were a team, now we are really a team," they told Fox.

"Well, it's not easy to ask someone for a kidney," Lesley said in the difficult search for a donor.

Stronger than ever: Steve shed tears when he opened his donation that changed his life and took Lesley's hand

Stronger than ever: Steve shed tears when he opened his donation that changed his life and took Lesley's hand

Stronger than ever: Steve shed tears when he opened his donation that changed his life and took Lesley's hand

Stronger together: Washington couple has been married for 30 years and they share a son

Stronger together: Washington couple has been married for 30 years and they share a son

Stronger together: Washington couple has been married for 30 years and they share a son

The two are recovering from their procedures and travel lovers are waiting for their next adventure together

The two are recovering from their procedures and travel lovers are waiting for their next adventure together

The two are recovering from their procedures and travel lovers are waiting for their next adventure together

Her friend and sister offered their kidneys to Lesley, but unfortunately they were not compatible for her.

When her husband Steve suggested his organ, to the joy of the family it was a perfect combination.

"It's probably the best thing I've done in my life," Steve said.

Speaking of how she feels after surgery, Lesley joked: "I've been sleeping beside this kidney for 30 years, he knows me, so I hope he stays with me for a long time."

& # 39; It's the way it should have been all the time. It's a love story, "he added.

The two are now recovering at home from their procedures and for them the future is full of opportunities.

Steve says his next goal on the bucket list is to climb Mount Kilimanjaro with his son.

The two will celebrate their wedding anniversary this October.

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