Saturday, March 19, 2005
The first cut is the deepest
From England this delightful story:
When Carol Jewell donated a kidney to save her dying husband, the operation was such a success that he felt like a new man. Unfortunately for her, he also felt like a new woman.
When he recovered from his ordeal he left his wife of more than 30 years and ran off with a lover.
Four years ago, John Jewell, 53, was on the verge of death with kidney failure and was told that without a transplant he could die.
Dutifully Mrs Jewell, who is the mayor of Woodley, a small town on the edge of Reading, Berks, risked her own life and agreed to the operation.
But wait. It gets even better:
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Even when his wife discovered that she had breast cancer, it made no difference and the senior technician left to start a new life in Sherborne, Dorset. He also resigned from his post on the council.
Mrs Jewell, a researcher, is now in remission from the cancer but there was no celebration for the 53-year-old. Yesterday she said that she was trying not to let the betrayal get her down.