- Leigh Anstey, a loving husband, learnt his wife was about to die and he was not about to let her go
- His better half needed a kidney after suffering kidney damage 30 years back
- Leigh got tested and found out he was the perfect match
- According to him, donating his organ to his wife was not a hard decision and he would do it all over again
Instead of roses for Valentine’s, a man from Australia made the ultimate sacrifice to prove his love for his wife.
Leigh Anstey donated his kidney to the love of his life on February 14, 2020, and said he would do it all over again if he got a chance.
The dutiful husband told Sunrise Live making the decision was so easy and he did not think twice when he learnt he was the perfect match.
He saw the woman of his dreams dying and was not willing to watch her go down without a fight.
“When you see the girl that you love dying, you don't have to think too hard about it,” Leigh said.
The two revealed the wife, Taylor Leigh suffered kidney damage three decades back after she was poisoned in a farm.
She later contracted influenza which threatened her health.
Taylor was forced to go through dialysis every day and was placed on a donor list immediately.
However, the couple knew sitting and waiting for a donor would be a gamble and would have them hoping and praying for years.
So, Leigh took a leap of faith and got tested. Fortunately, he was a match!
“It was such a relief to us. Had he not been a match there were still some other options, but I'm so fortunate and so grateful,” Taylor said.
Immediately Taylor recovered from her surgery, she felt better and healthier thanks to her husband.
According to the grateful wife, knowing a part of her better half is inside her made the healing process faster and easier.
“Leigh's kidney, his beautiful gift, started working straight away and I think psychologically it's given us such a renewed lease of life with such happiness and hope for the future,” she added.
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