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Woman Marries On Kidney Transplant Anniversary

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – September 29th will always have special meaning for Jennifer Terry. This year, it is her wedding day.

“I’m really happy,” she said.

It is also the anniversary of the day she got her life back.

“This time last year we were a lot worse,” she said.

Last year, CBS11 featured the single mother, who was going through dialysis three hours a day, five days a week.

“It really wasn’t much of life,” said Terry.

It was so draining she had little energy left to keep up with her four year old son, Jaxon.

“I felt like a real bad mom,” she said.

Marrying her longtime boyfriend, Steven, was something she wouldn’t even consider, at least, not while she was sick.

“I wanted him to have a real wife…not someone he felt he was constantly taking care of. I don’t think he felt that way, but that was the way I felt,” she said.

Terry struggles with poly-cystic kidney disease, the same condition that contributed to her father’s death. In need of a kidney, Terry says, it was Jaxon, who ultimately found her one, inspiring an aunt on his father’s side to donate hers. Terry has shown so much progress, her doctors have cleared her for something even bigger.

“Steven and I are going to try to have a baby,” she said.

Of course, not everything, has worked out perfectly. This September 29th, storms poured down on Terry and her wedding guests. This bride, though, has seen her share of rainy days.

Nothing could ruin this one.

“We’ll get wet, but we’ll get married – and that’s all that matters,” she said.

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