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Florida man gives wife kidney for 23rd anniversary

1 week 3 days 5 hours ago Wednesday, March 14 2018 Mar 14, 2018 March 14, 2018 1:33 PM March 14, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Photo: ABC News

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - For their 23rd wedding anniversary, Cesar Calle gave his wife Monica a kidney.

The couple from Weston, Florida, spoke to reporters Tuesday about their Feb. 19 surgeries at Memorial Regional Hospital. It was the first successful live donor kidney transplant at the Hollywood hospital where Monica Calle works.

Medical team leader Dr. Juan Arenas says it’s unusual to find a match between spouses. Monica Calle agreed, saying she feels “like I just won the lottery.”

It took 30 health care workers to get the couple through the process and they actually went home from the hospital early.

Their anniversary on Thursday will hold an extra special meaning this year for the couple and their three children.

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