By creator to sacramento.cbslocal.com
AUBURN (CBS13) — Discovering a life associate is difficult sufficient, however discovering one that’s keen to offer the reward of life is much more particular.
One Auburn couple discovered they’re the right match in additional methods than one.
“It’s sort of been an ideal steadiness, we’re opposites however nonetheless related with what we wish to do,” stated Lisa Summers.
Summers discovered love on-line when the courting website E-Concord matched her together with her future husband Dan.
“With him, I used to be like ‘I wish to know extra.’ It was fairly straightforward and to this date, we by no means battle,” she stated.
The bubbly insurance coverage dealer was interested in Dan who owns his personal enterprise. Dan says he was open about his kidney illness early on, however medical doctors stated it seemingly wouldn’t affect him for one more 15 years. And to Lisa, it didn’t matter as a result of she had discovered her man.
“I ought to stick to you. You’re organized, I’m a sizzling mess, so let’s do that!” she stated.
The 2 married in 2016 and moved from Orange County to Auburn. They celebrated the start of their son quickly after. However by the tip of final 12 months, Dan had a well being scare.
“I wasn’t feeling good in November/December. I began getting winded going up and downstairs,” stated Dan.
Blood assessments revealed he was in kidney failure, and he was instantly placed on dialysis. When Lisa was examined to see if she may donate, medical doctors informed her she was a near-perfect match.
“It was nuts,” Lisa stated.
“The probabilities are one in 100,000. And people forms of donors final 20-30 years as a result of your physique can’t establish it’s not yours,” stated Dan.
The surgical procedure befell on Aug. 22 of this 12 months at UCSF.
“We by no means knew one thing may very well be really easy and but so rewarding,” Lisa stated.
Dan’s restoration went properly and so did Lisa’s.
“We’re like, it’s meant to be and it kinda confirmed that,” Lisa stated.
The couple is amazed at their compatibility emotionally and physiologically. And Dan feels fortunate as a result of there’s a 5 to seven-year waitlist within the U.S. for kidneys.
It’s a narrative they’re comfortable to share now to encourage others to donate and sooner or later with their son.
“I hope it’s a lesson to him as to what to anticipate from household and from a partner when he chooses a spouse,” stated Lisa.