A young man who had a serious kidney disease was offered a kidney – to replace his poorly ones – by a girl he barely knew has married her four years later.
Chelsea Clair and Kyle Froelich met in 2009 at a car show when they were 22 and 19 years old, respectively.
After a long battle trying to find suitable matches, Kyle had been told by doctors not to keep up his hopes of finding a donor to replace his struggling kidneys.
However, Chelsea offered hers to Kyle on the day they met in Indiana, US.
As destiny would have it, she underwent the necessary tests and ended up being a near perfect match and Kyle’s numerous mismatches paled into obscurity.
Her mother had apparently watched a kidney transplant online and tried to curtail her daughter’s insistence. However, the woman was determined and in the end the kidney worked straight away.
Accompanying each other to hospital appointments they began to fall in love. They married on October 12 and replaced ‘in sickness and in health’ with ‘I offer you my hand, my heart and my soul, as I know they will be safe with you’.