By creator to www.westmeathindependent.ie
It was a case of third time fortunate when a 29-year-old Athlone man got here to the rescue to present the final word pre-wedding present to his ailing fiancée, a soon-to-be-qualified artwork trainer, when he donated a kidney to her on Monday, June 22 final..
The couple are sharing their excellent news to supply hope to the tons of of different households with family members in organ failure on transplant ready lists because the kidney transplant programme has resumed at Beaumont Hospital following its suspension in March as a result of Covid 19 pandemic.
PICTURED: Shane Hunter and Briona Reynolds on the night time earlier than the kidney transplant.
5 years in the past when lovely Briona Reynolds (age 28) from Tubber found she had kidney illness she may by no means have recognized that her boyfriend, Shane Hunter, from Athlone, whom she met in 2009 after her sister’s introduction would in the end give her the present of life.
Briona now not has to bear thrice weekly haemodialysis therapy on the Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullamore.
The couple can now stay up for a brilliant future collectively as they’re now recovering following their profitable dwelling donor transplant operations on the house they share in Briona’s native Tubber. They’re now turning their consideration to planning for his or her wedding ceremony in July 2021 on the close by Mount Druid and Shane will return to working at Tullamore Garda Station quickly.
Beaumont Hospital had already suspended transplant operations earlier than the nation went into lock down on March 27 together with Briona and Shane’s operations, scheduled to happen on March 23. This is able to be their second disappointment as a earlier date for transplant, February 3, had additionally been cancelled as a consequence of security issues on account of Shane’s blood outcomes exhibiting irregularities on the time. By February, Briona’s kidney perform had nearly totally declined and she or he then had no choice however to begin haemodialysis therapy as a way to preserve her alive. Briona’s mom Gina Reynolds was additionally discovered to be an acceptable dwelling kidney donor match however Shane was decided that he ought to be the one to proceed.
Only a week earlier than the transplant operation came about, Briona, accomplished her thesis for a grasp’s in schooling. Fulfilling her dream to develop into a secondary faculty artwork trainer is now edging nearer.
Shane is son of Norman and Sharon Hunter from Dysart, Co. Roscommon and Briona is daughter of Frank and Gina Reynolds from Tubber.
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