Bigfork husband donates kidney to wife

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In this Jan. 25, 2016 photo, Tyson Niewoehner and his wife Shelley pose for a photo outside their home in Bigfork, Mont. In November Tyson gave her one of his kidneys. (Brenda Ahearn/The Daily Inter Lake

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Tyson Niewoehner simply smiles when asked how he and his wife, Shelley, will celebrate Valentine's Day this year.

He already demonstrated his love for Shelley in a way very few men ever have a chance to experience: He gave her a kidney.

The couple underwent the transplant operation Nov. 18, 2015, at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, and the two continue to recover at their Bigfork area home.

Tyson insists it was no big deal. You see a loved one suffering and you do whatever it takes to make it better.

"I think a lot of people would do it," he said about donating his kidney. "When you see what they go through on dialysis." Continue reading