In Florida, a selfless woman gave her husband the most amazing gift only three days before Valentine's Day. She underwent a dangerous surgery just so that he could have one of her kidneys - and a chance to live.
Melissa DeGeso-Jones gave her kidney to her husband James Jones, who has been suffering from renal failure.
Even though she is giving her husband a kidney, it is all coming from her heart. They met two years ago on Valentine's Day and have been in love ever since. Even the surgeon who is performing the surgery on both of them is impressed by Melissa's unwavering love.
"Melissa is making the rest of us look bad," Dr. Giridhar Vedula told News 13. "Most of us buy an expensive box of candy and call it a day, but this girl is just something phenomenal."
After finding out that James needed a kidney transplant, Melissa got her kidneys and blood type checked immediately. She found out she was a match and, instantaneously, decided to undergo a very serious operation for her husband.
"There wasn't any reservation, or never did I ever fathom the idea I wouldn't be," she said. "That's the funny part. I never thought, 'Oh, what if I don't match?' I just assumed I would."
This is the kind of gift that will be appreciated forever. Not everyone will have a chance to be so brave for someone they love, but it is uplifting to see a husband and wife so dedicated to each other!