After donating his kidney to the love of his life, Mary Emmanuelle, Simon Louis was the happiest man when she survived it.
According to NAIJ , he had thought the best thing for him to do after both of them survived the operation was to pop the question after she was nursed back to health.
Alas, Mary turned down Simon’s proposal despite having being together for over two decades and like matured people, they both agreed to remain best friends.
Simon, 49, said: “I offered her my heart but I had to settle for giving her my kidney. Whatever happens, I’ll never regret giving her the gift of life.”
And Mary, 41, claimed: “He is my very best friend and always will be. The love between us is real. He could have died doing what he did for me.”
Speaking further on why she turned down his proposal, Mary said: “I felt incredibly flattered that he should want to marry me after seeing me at my absolute worst. But I let him down gently by saying I’d have to think about it. I think I’d worry if we got married it would in some way damage our special friendship and also I don’t want to get wed until I’m fully better health-wise.”
Despite his disappointment, Simon maintained he had no regrets about donating his kidney to Mary. He said: “I didn’t think twice about it. There’s no question about doing something like that for someone you love.”