BAYTOWN, TX (KTRK) --Today is a big moment for a Baytown couple who are truly the perfect match.
Baytown woman's kidney transplant match turns out to be her husband
Josephine Maldonado's quality of life is about to drastically improve now that she's getting a kidney from her husband Rudy.
She's been living on dialysis for a year. But -- in a one-in-a-million chance -- her husband turned out to be a perfect donor.
Josephine said the news even brought her nurse to tears: "She gave me a hug and I hugged her back and she said, 'I can't believe you guys are compatible. She goes, 'He's your match! He's your match!"
Rudy said, "You gotta go through a lot of testing before you can even be compatible, which I was, and it made me feel good. Made me feel happy."
We'll let you know how Josephine is doing after the couple's surgery this morning.