Boy meets girl. Boy marries girl. Girl gives boy a kidney. Boy leaves girl and — surprise, surprise — girl wants kidney back.
Samantha Lamb, a 41-year-old mother of one, underwent the kidney transplant operation for her husband, Andy, back in October 2009. She even lost weight to prepare for the surgery, which was documented by the BBC.
But a few years after the life-saving procedure, Samantha learned that Andy was leaving her — and now she says she wants the kidney back. (The angry wife told the paper she believes her husband cheated on her, which Andy vehemently denies.)
“I can’t believe he now has a second chance to live to see his grandchildren grow up,” Lamb told the paper. “I would definitely go through the operation again –- but I wouldn’t give the kidney to him. I hate him. If I could I’d take it back and give it someone else.”
Richard Batista can live with his broken heart. He just can’t bear his cheating wife living with his healthy kidney.
The Long Island doctor wants the one-time love of his life to pay $1.5 million for the organ he bestowed on her eight years ago in a gift meant to save her life and their foundering marriage.
“There’s no deeper pain you can ever express than to be betrayed by the person you devoted your life to,” Batista told reporters in Garden City Wednesday.
“I saved her life. But the pain is unbearable.”
Batista charged his wife, Dawnell, repaid his gesture by first sleeping with her physical therapist – and then denying him access to their three kids in an increasingly bitter divorce.
Adding to his anguish, Batista insists his decision to donate his kidney in 2001 was in part a failed effort to rescue their troubled relationship.
“My first priority was to save her life,” the 49-year-old doctor said. “The second bonus was to turn our marriage around.”
Rare yes. But how much more should prenups/court orders address these days? Funerals? Parents who fought over the ashes of their son killed in a traffic collision would say yes. So would the doctor who wants payment for his kidney or the wife who wants her kidney back! If there are two guarantee there are more. Who ever could have imagined!
Full link to the first article http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/28/wife-donates-kidney_n_4681997.html
Full link to the second article http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/doctor-estranged-wife-give-kidney-back-article-1.421274