Woman accepts boyfriend’s kidney but turns down his marriage proposal after surgeryBy Alexis Bell 8:01 AM February 12, 2018
A man of the United Kingdom had his heart broken by the woman whose life he saved.
Simon Louis, 49, and Mary Emmanuelle, 41, both of London, were best friends for many years and they had been dating for sometime when she became sick.
The kidneys of Emmanuelle had failed and she needed to find a donor for an organ transplant in order to save her life.
Louis stood by her side and helped his girlfriend throughout her illness. Louis decided to donate his kidney to the woman he loved. He got tested and was a match.
The couple underwent surgery at the Guy’s Hospital, and after they both recovered, Louis asked her to marry him.
To his surprise, Emmanuelle turned down the marriage proposal.
Despite his disappointment, Louis maintained that he had no regrets about donating his kidney to save the woman’s life.
“I offered her my heart but I had to settle with giving her my kidney. Whatever happens, I’ll never regret giving her the gift of life,” Louis said.
Emmanuelle wants to continue her friendship with Louis.
“He is my very best friend and always will be. The love between us is real. He could have died doing what he did for me.
“I felt incredibly flattered that he should want to marry me after seeing me at my absolute worst. I let him down gently by saying I’d have to think about it. I think I worry if we got married, it would in some way damage our special friendship and also I don’t want to get married until I’m fully better healthwise,” Emmanuelle said.