Since the age of 12 Alana Duran has been battling with Lupus, a condition which is caused by problems with the immune system, leading to the attack and inflammation of cells, tissue and organs.
Tragically in 2011 she found out she was in need of a new kidney after hers had failed and unfortunately none of her family members were a match.
Lori captured the beautiful moment her girlfriend found out she would be getting a new kidney for her birthday after a grueling four year wait.
See the tear jerking announcement here:
The video begins with Alana unpacking a box of various gifts including stationary and chocolate however it isn’t until she gets to the bottom of the parcel that she realises exactly what she is getting for her birthday.
At the bottom of the gift is notes which Alana reads out, that say: “No matter what you’ll always have a piece of me,” and “tattoo’s are overrated so let’s get matching scars.”
Then a Tinder profile can be seen which reads: “It’s a match,” and Alana begins to sob after realising she was being given the best present she has ever received- a new kidney.
” Who knew that when we both swiped right on Tinder that day, that we would be more than just girlfriends but that she would be my kidney donor! ‘It’s so funny how things work out. Both of us going into this relationship not expecting anything out of the ordinary. It’s just so amazing to me that she was willing to get tested and now she’s super excited to donate one of her kidneys to me. Lori, I love you so much and I’m so excited that we get to do this together. You’re the absolute best.”
All together now…;awwwww.