Miracle match: Texas wife donates kidney to husband

WFAA | Desmond Fernandez

Lisa and Albert Harris (Photo: WFAA)

DALLAS — Albert and Lisa Harris are a good match, in more ways than one. The couple traveled to Dallas from Amarillo, Texas for Albert's kidney transplant. Lisa, his spouse, tested positive as a living donor match. So, she shared one of her kidneys with her husband.

The Harris's say their walk is a walk of faith.

"When you say 'in sickness and in health,' that was really coming real to me," said Lisa as she recovered from surgery in her hospital bed.

Albert Harris had a kidney transplant at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas on Tuesday.

"There was a lot of fear," Albert said.

The husband and wife team work as realtors by profession. Albert is also a pastor. He says his fears eased during surgery, knowing his wife was nearby the entire time, helping to save his life.

"I didn't really expect to be a match," Lisa explained.

The two said they were shocked when doctors revealed Albert's kidneys were failing during a routine check-up six years ago. Albert says he was very active at the time and had not felt sick. Continue reading