Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Husband and wife hope to spread awareness after kidney transplant

WBOY | Paige Madden

Wheeling, W.Va. - Back in December, Russell Teramana went to the doctor for an ordinary check-up. The next day, his doctor called to tell him something no one wants to hear: he was in stage five kidney failure and would need a kidney transplant within the next year.

That is when his wife, Roseann, stepped up to the plate.

"When we were told that he needed a kidney, I just automatically said that I would be tested. I never gave it a second thought, and I really truly believe that I was called to do this for him," said Roseann.

Roseann was tested and she was a match, but organ transplant is an expensive procedure. A few months ago, the Teramanas held a fundraiser that helped them cover some of the expenses.

On September 23rd, the Teramanas went under the knife, and today they are both still recovering but healthy. Continue reading
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