#GoodNews: Couple is gifted $30,000 wedding for 'kidney anniversary'

This is the story of Alyssa and Steven. Alyssa has Type 1 diabetes. Shortly after she started dating Steven, she had a kidney transplant. A year later, the new kidney stopped working. She asked friends and family to get tested to be a donor. It turns out Steven was her best match! He donated a kidney to her on October 1, 2018.

On October 1, 2019 - their 1 year “kidney anniversary” – Steven asked Alyssa to marry him. They decided to elope, since her medical bills were piling up. While searching for a wedding dress, she couldn’t find one in her budget. Kathleen, an employee at the bridal shop, heard her story and decided to donate her own wedding dress to Alyssa. Then she got others to donate too. The tux, cake, photographer, salon services, jewelry, and the DJ were all donated. Alyssa and Steven tied the knot on Saturday and had the wedding of their dreams.


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