Marie Robinson is one of 18,000 people waiting for a liver transplant, so her husband, Verlon, took matters into his own hands.
With a bleak prognosis, his parents had agreed to donate his organs.
"The fact that I’m alive and am going to have at least 20 more years with my kids, that’s the best thing in the world."
A sick child may die because his father's criminal record prevents him from donating his kidney.
U.S. lawmakers want to put an end to the decades-old practice, but doing so will require shifting the society’s attitude toward altruistic giving.
Nine women have already had the procedure in Sweden