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Woman donates her kidney to her ex-husband five years after divorce

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Woman donates her kidney to her ex-husband five years after divorce

A selfless woman is being praised after she donated her kidney to her ex-husband, five years after their divorce was finalized.

Dan Pyatt, 44, and ex-wife Kelly Hope, 43, who have two children together, began dating when they were 18. They got married 13 years later, in 2007. Sadly, less than a year after their wedding, Dan fell ill with an aggressive type of kidney disease.

By September 2017, he was told his kidney function had fallen to just 8% and he was put on dialysis and on a deceased donor waiting list. At this time, the couple had divorced. After 12 months on the waiting list and no donor, Kelly offered to donate one of her kidneys to the father of her children. But this led to a disagreement between the former couple as Dan said he didn’t want her to do that.

Kelly recalls telling her ex-husband on his sickbed: “I’m going to get tested for a transplant. It’s not up to you. It’s my decision. I know what the risks are and I’m doing it. Even though we weren’t together anymore, I wasn’t prepared to let my children be without a father.”

Woman donates her kidney to her ex five years after divorce

 

The couple said they separated because they weren’t getting along anymore.

The operation was a success, and Dan was discharged just five days later.

As for Dan, he is still overwhelmed by his ex-wife’s extraordinary gesture. He said: “It was truly a selfless act, to put your own life on the line to help someone else is amazing. Kelly will always be my hero.”

 

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A county in Florida is going under quarantine after Giant African land snail were discovered there

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A Florida county is under quarantine due to the discovery of a fast-growing population of invasive giant African land snails.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) confirmed there were giant African land snails in the New Port Richey area of Pasco County on June 23, according to FDACS’ website.
The snails pose a health risk to humans because they carry a parasite called rat lungworm, which can cause meningitis, Christina Chitty, a public information director at FDACS, told CNN.

They can produce up to 2,500 eggs per year, so the population is difficult to control.

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According to Chitty, the population in Pasco County likely originated from the illegal pet trade. Giant African land snails are illegal to own as pets in the United States. But some exotic pet owners still keep the invasive pests. If the owners discard them into the wild or accidentally lose them, they can quickly establish a foothold, feeding on over 500 different plant species and even consuming the paint and stucco off houses as a source of calcium.
Chitty said the department is currently investigating the population and determining how many snails are in Pasco County. The snails are native to east Africa and can grow up to 8 inches long.

The quarantine took effect June 25 and prevents residents from moving the snail or related items, like plants and soil, in or out of the designated quarantine area. Residents who think they have spotted a giant African land snail are advised to call the FDACS hotline and avoid touching the snail without gloves on due to the meningitis risk.
According to Chitty, FDACS plans to spend three years eradicating the population in Pasco County, using the pesticide metaldehyde to treat the soil.

“The goal is to eradicate” the snails, said Chitty. “It is a comprehensive and extensive process.”
This is not the first time Florida has dealt with an invasion of giant snails. In 2011, a population of the pests was discovered in Miami-Dade County. It wasn’t until 2021 the population was fully eradicated.
While the snails in Miami-Dade County had grey-colored flesh, the snails in Pasco County have white flesh, said Chitty.

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