Geraldine Chingosho, Aldo Cataldi: donor just hours after he proposed (News)


Geraldine Chingosho, Aldo Cataldi: donor just hours after he proposed.

A WOMAN found her fiance was the perfect match as he gave her a kidney.

Doctors told Geraldine Chingosho, 22, that Aldo Cataldi was a suitable donor hours after he proposed on her birthday.

The operation was a success and the pair, both nurses, plan to marry in August.

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They had been dating only a few days in 2017 when Geraldine was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease.

She needed daily dialysis and told Aldo, 27, to leave her so he would not be “lumbered with a sick person”.

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Aldo refused and cared for her, insisting on a test as a suitable donor after all her family members proved incompatible.

Geraldine, from Leicester, who “felt suicidal” because of her illness, said: “I was stunned to find that we were a match.

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“Aldo has saved my life and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with him.”

Aldo said: “I didn’t do it for the spotlight — but because it was the right thing to do.”


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