Nancy Martinez, 35, had suffered from kidney problems her whole life and after giving birth ended up spending 16 hours a week on dialysis.
‘Depression hit me hard,’ she told that’s life!
But when her condition didn’t improve her partner Luke offered to help by donating a kidney.
Sadly he wasn’t a match, but there was another option.
‘If Luke donated his kidney to a stranger, then I could receive one from another donor,’ explained Nancy.
Side by side, Nancy and Luke underwent kidney surgery.
‘Luke’s kidney helped a patient in Sydney, while a man in Perth gave one to me,’ she grins.
‘Whoever you are, I’m so grateful!’
The operation changed Nancy’s life.
‘I have more energy than I know what to do with! And I have my man to thank.’
To find out more about organ donation visit donatelife.gov.au