<i>Loves runs blind </i>
A devoted wife shed five stone to give her husband one of her kidneys and save his life.
Pat Moule, 69, slimmed down from 16 stone nine pounds after surgeons told her she was 'too fat' to have a transplant operation for David, 72.
The retired couple, who have been married for nearly 50 years, were devastated when doctors told them Moule's failing kidneys were functioning at just 12 per cent.
When they broke the news a year ago, Mrs Moule couldn't walk up the stairs without getting out of breath and was told she was too overweight to undergo the vital op.
Determined to help her husband, Pat managed to shed the extra pounds and passed stringent tests marking her out as a compatible donor.
Mrs Moule, from Southampton, Hampshire, said: 'When you love someone as much as I love David it really isn't a big decision to make.
'I am just so grateful that I am compatible enough with him to do it.”
The thought of losing her 'best friend', spurred Mrs Moule on to join Slimming World and buy an exercise bike.
This new diet and fitness regime helped the five foot eight inch tall retired personnel manager shrink from a size 26 to a size 14.
The couple are still waiting for a date for surgery.