Man gives new life to girlfriend's mother — by donating his kidney

TODAY | Amy DiLuna

Lauren Karsen with boyfriend Dana Henderson and mom Karen Karsen

Karen's daughter Lauren, a records clerk for the Summit, New Jersey, police department, doesn't have it, but her other daughter does, and will likely need Lauren's kidney one day.

So when two other non-family donors fell through, Henderson, a nursing student and Lauren's boyfriend of just over a year, stepped up.

"I just think about what if it were my mom? My mom has saved my life on more than one occasion," he said. "I don't know how you don't do it."

The bond between Henderson, 33, and Lauren, 35, is strong, as is the bond Henderson has with Lauren's 7-year-old son, Jayden. Continue reading
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