Special program allows man to help get organ transplant for his wife

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An Arvada couple is starting life over again thanks to a new program that could save thousands of lives.

Karen Gonzales received a kidney transplant because her husband, Deano Gonzales donated one of his kidneys so someone else could get a life-saving transplant.

 Karen and Deano have just shared in a miracle that stretches around the world.

Last month Karen received a kidney transplant at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora.

The kidney was donated by Anna who lives in the Caribbean.

They are both making what doctors call a remarkable recovery. You can see the entire story in the video clip above.  

In addition, you can help out families like them and learn more about the “donor alliance” Sunday at Washington Park in Denver.

The 13th annual Donor Dash to honor the lives of organ donors and recipients gets underway at 8:00 a.m.

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