For Valentine's Day, Taesha Benson gave her boyfriend, Travis Spire-Sweet, her left kidney.
This week Spire-Sweet gave Benson his heart.
The couple's story was well documented. Spire-Sweet was born with only 25 percent of a functioning kidney, and after dealing with the repercussions of his kidney disorder for 30 years, he went on the deceased donor list. As it turns out, Benson proved to be a perfect match.
Around Valentine's Day, which is also National Donor Day, Benson donated her kidney to Spire-Sweet.
"Initially you think, ‘How could I do that? I don't have it in me,'" Benson said at the time. "But over time I got to know Travis and his love of life. Not many people come along who have his integrity, character and optimism. Travis just happens to be my boyfriend. He has provided me with a new love of life."
This week the Kansas City Royals held Organ Transplant and Donor Awareness Night, and Spire-Sweet was selected to throw out the first pitch (with Benson behind home plate).
Spire-Sweet's pitch came in just a little high, but you can't blame him if he was a little nervous. He had a proposal on his mind: