Woman Donates Kidney To Boyfriend As Valentine’s Day Gift | RedCowHills

Taesha Benson, 32, gave her boyfriend, Travis Spire-Sweet, her left kidney as the ultimate gift of love.

Now 30 years old, Spire-Sweet was born with only 25 percent of a functioning kidney and wasn’t expected to live past his first birthday.

After learning to cope with his chronic kidney problems, he became an advocate for other patients suffering from similar diseases and had been on the deceased donor list for more than a year.

But, thanks to the perfect match donation from his girlfriend’s, he is looking forward to a healthier and longer life.

University of Kansas Hospital officials said the couple are already home from the hospital and recovering from the transplant surgery performed last week.