Baltimore Sun | Brian Conlin
Jamie Conway didn't ask for any presents this Christmas.
The 31-year-old Arbutus resident knows she will never receive a gift better than what her mother, Valerie Eigner, gave her last year.
On Dec. 23, 2010, Eigner, then 59, donated a kidney to her daughter after the lupus she was diagnosed with in 2004 spread to her kidneys.
Before the transplant, Conway had endured dialysis three times a week to combat the disease, which affects 1.5 million Americans, while holding down a full-time job as a graphic designer.