Call it a true labor of love but It took dedication over an entire year for Pj Spraggins to save his wife’s life, saving his own life is the process.
Not many of us can vouch for our spouses literally giving us a piece of themselves.
Well, Mr Pj Spraggins did just that and lost a 100lbs as an added bonus.
Call it a true labor of love but It took dedication over an entire year for this man to save his wife’s life, saving his own life is the process.
The chances of finding your perfect match is super rare but the chances of finding your perfect kidney match in your partner, is even rarer.
When PJ Spraggins learned his kidney was a perfect match for his wife of 10 years, Tracy, they were elated.
Things took a turn when doctors told the couple that PJ’s blood pressure was too high to perform the transplant surgery.
Tracy, who had been suffering from Lupus since the age of 6, and her husband knew that the seven year wait list for a kidney transplant wasn’t an option and the two had to figure out how to get the ‘OK’ for the procedure.
Thats how the idea of losing some weight came into play.
After a long year of being told ‘no’, the Birmingham, Alabama couple lost a combined 145 pounds!
The weight loss and lifestyle change eventually led to the four hour life saving surgery they had been waiting for so long to get.
View photos of the couple, before, during and after the surgery.