DETROIT (AP) — A Grand Rapids-area man has given his wife an unusual gift at Christmas: a kidney.
Local media reportsGrand Rapids Area Woman Gets Kidney From Husband On Christmas Eve that doctors in Detroit removed a kidney from Logan Bosselaar on Tuesday, Christmas Eve, and transplanted it to Vanessa Bosselaar.READ MORE: Gov. Whitmer, Lt. Gov. Gilchrist, SOS Benson React To Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict
“He’s a now a piece of me,” Vanessa said.
The surgery had been in the works for weeks. Doctors at Henry Ford Hospital were surprised that Logan was a perfect transplant match for his 24-year-old wife, who has a serious kidney disease. They live in Kentwood, near Grand Rapids.READ MORE: Michigan Reports 5,259 New COVID-19 Cases, 85 Deaths Tuesday
“I got to see Vanessa when she rolled in,” Logan said of the transplant. “She was pretty out of it, but it was just a relief to see her and know that she was OK.”
It’s been a challenging month: The Bosselaars were in a rollover crash after a medical appointment a few weeks ago but had only minor injuries.
“The fact that we were OK from our car accident and then to go in and have a successful surgery — that’s amazing,” Logan said.MORE NEWS: Eastbound I-69 Ramps At Riley Center Road In St. Clair County Detoured Starting April 22
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