A Lawrence native and Greater Lawrence Technical High School graduate has a new lease on life thanks to a remarkable Mother’s Day gift from her husband. Julie Brien Schiller had experienced kidney function issues since birth, but her health began to deteriorate quickly two years ago; she was told she would need a kidney transplant. After two surgeries were called off after complications prevented her from receiving a healthy kidney from either of her siblings, Schiller’s husband, Jon, was found to be a match. He gave his wife of 20 years one of his kidneys. The two are now recuperating at home and have been given an excellent prognosis.
Man donates kidney to his wife
By Karen Sackowitz| Globe Correspondent May 19, 2013
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