Mich. wife to donate kidney to man on anniversary

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A Traverse City man is about to get the anniversary gift of a lifetime.

Dale Casto's wife, Kathy, plans to donate a kidney to her husband on their 35th wedding anniversary.

The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports the procedure is set for May 14 at Saint Mary's Health Care in Grand Rapids.

The disabled police officer and designer-engineer was diagnosed
with diabetes in the early 2000s. He learned he had kidney disease in 2008.

Casto says his family, including the couple's three grown children, offered to donate a kidney. But because diabetes could someday compromise their organs, the children were discouraged from getting tested.

That left Kathy, who was a potential match.

She learned on Feb. 13 that her kidney was a match for her husband.


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