In the middle of a Pandemic and four years after a PKD diagnosis, I donated a kidney to my husband.

Wedding night on North Beach, Fort DeSoto, Florida October 13, 2007 — this was the tenth anniversary of our first date (that makes 24 years so far!)

The Diagnosis

The moment I heard the words I knew our lives wouldn’t be the same.

It was June 26, 2016, and my husband, Eric Swanson, was admitted to the Veteran’s Administration emergency room for extremely high blood pressure. By the time I got there, he had already…