Woman Donates Kidney to Husband’s Ex-wife Just 2 Days after Their Wedding

The “Kidney Sisters,” as they’ve dubbed themselves, have a unique connection. Nonetheless, these preconceptions do not and will not prevent them from defying cultural norms.

Around three decades ago, Jim Merthe and Mylaen Anderson-Merthe married. They split in 2008 after nearly 20 years of marriage and two children who are now in their 30s. Jim’s drunkenness was a major factor in this.

Debby Neal-Strickland Marthe, his now-second wife, refused to be romantically associated with him until he addressed his drinking issue. He has now been clean for ten years.

Jim Merthe, Debby Neal-Strickland Marthe and Mylaen Anderson-Merthe. │Source: youtube.com/InsideEdition

DANCING TO THE BEAT OF HER OWN HEART

Debby has continued to go above and above to support the family, in addition to assisting Jim with his alcoholism. When Jim’s ex-wife was in severe need of a kidney transplant, this became clear.

Her children, however, were unable to give their organs. Jimmy Jr., her 32-year-old son, was not a good fit. Sami, her 30-year-old daughter, was a match, but she was pregnant at the time.

Her children, however, were unable to give their organs. Jimmy Jr., her 32-year-old son, was not a good fit. Sami, her 30-year-old daughter, was a match, but she was pregnant at the time.

 Jimmy Jr. and Sami. │Source: youtube.com/InsideEdition

Debby, on the other hand, seemed to be an ideal fit for Mylaen. This lady chose to travel down an unusual path for the sake of not only her husband’s ex-wife, but the entire family.

THERE IS NO TIME TO WASTE

Debby checked herself into the hospital two days after she and her now-husband went down the aisle, ready to give her kidney to Mylaen. The newlyweds expressed themselves as follows:

“I wanted to make sure this family had their granny.”

The kidney donor also stated that she has always had and continues to have a great deal of respect and affection for Mylaen. She feels it was fate that she was alive to donate her organ to her husband’s ex-wife.

Debby Neal-Strickland Marthe and Mylaen Anderson-Merthe.│Source: youtube.com/InsideEdition

WOMEN WHO ARE COMMITTED TOGETHER

Mylaen claimed she felt completely rejuvenated when she awoke the morning after her kidney donation, and she called Debby a godsend at one point. She explained:

“Neither of us has sisters, yet we’re now inseparable.”

The unusual duo is now known as the “Kidney Sisters,” and they have matching keychains with the transplant date.

THE FAMILY IS HEAVY.

The spouse, who is also Debby’s ex-husband, admitted that he thought Debby’s decision was strange. Nonetheless, Jim knew that no matter what others said, his wife would stick with him. Mylaen’s kid also had something to say:

“It’s a truly unselfish gesture. The entire family considers herself extremely fortunate to have her in their lives.”

Although slightly convoluted and possibly not according to society standards, it is evident that this family is full of love, which is, in the end, all that matters.

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