Wife provides husband with life-saving partial liver donation

Two years ago, Jennifer Ragaini watched as a liver disease slowly ate away at her husband Matthew, whose weight at one point dropped to just 100 pounds.

“I basically thought that my husband was dying in front of my eyes,” Jennifer, 40, told WTNH.
So today Matt had a checkup with the Bossman , earlier this week Matt had his labs done . He hasn't had them done since October 10 . Bossman told us today that all his labs are perfect , absolutely PERFECT! I am so happy I could scream ! Matt is only 29 days away from his 2yr LIVERVERSARY . I feel this will be a great yr for us
Matthew, 36, was diagnosed with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) 12 years ago, and had been placed on a transplant waiting list in 2010. The chronic disease slowly damages the bile ducts and causes scarring, according to the American Liver Foundation. It gradually damages the liver cells and causes cirrhosis which damages the liver’s ability to function. PSC typically causes liver failure within 10-15 years from the time of diagnosis. While the family searched for a donor on Facebook and waited to hear from his doctors, his condition continued to worsen, WTNH reported.

“You get to a point where you’re just so depressed and you think nothing’s going to happen and pretty much that’s going to be it – that your life is going to be over,” Matthew told the news outlet.

But after two years of waiting, Jennifer decided -- against her husband’s wishes -- to get tested to see if she was a match. Continue reading
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