“Perfect Match” Wife Donates Kidney To Save Husband’s Life

CBS Philly | David Spunt

WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J., (CBS) — Wednesday morning, a South Jersey restaurant owner will undergo a kidney transplant to save his life. He’s battled health issues for year, but his life will soon change thanks to a familiar face.

As doctors, nurses, and patients paced through the busy hallways of Hahnemann University Hospital Tuesday night, Scott Jemison was busy at his Williamstown home, preparing for a four hour dialysis on the eve of his surgery.

“I don’t listen to the statistics. They don’t bother me and I don’t care about them. I just know I always live,” Jemison told Eyewitness News.

Jemison is tough. He was born with Cystic Fibrosis. He had a double lung transplant in his 30s and two bouts of cancer. Now he needs a kidney or he’ll die. His wife Carolyn is constantly by his side. She happens to be a nurse, and that’s how they met. He was her patient two decades ago. Continue reading


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