News | Tracy St. George

Woman Donates Kidney to Husband’s Ex

Two days after marrying her longtime love, Debbie Neal-Strickland donated her kidney-to the ex-wife of the man she just married.


Strickland’s husband Jim had been divorced from Mylean Merthe for two decades, but remained friendly. And it’s a good thing!

Knowing that Merthe had a grandchild on the way and was needing a match for a kidney donor, Debbie Neal-Strickland had no problem stepping up.

“This is what the world is about. Family. We need to stick together,” said Merthe. “She saved my life.”

Are you an organ donor? Have you ever donated or received an organ donation? Would you donate an organ to your significant other’s ex?