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Kristi and Ryan Fabre just before surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Ryan donated his kidney to Kristi. Special to The Forum

A match in more ways than one: Couple share their life and kidneys

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On their 2008 wedding day, Kristi Nelson slipped a gold ring on Ryan Fabre's finger and gave him her heart forever. For Valentine's Day, Ryan may have trumped that gift; he gave her his kidney.


On Feb. 22, just one day before her 27th birthday, Ryan and Kristi Fabre underwent transplant surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

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