A Moray military wife is singing the praises of the nurses who helped her husband through a life-changing kidney transplant operation.
June Galloway, 67, says husband Tony has been given a new lease of life since the complex procedure was carried out.
And Mrs Galloway, who is a member of the Kinloss Military Wives Choir, will raise money for the medics that helped him through some tough times during a concert later this month.
All proceeds from the show will go towards the renal unit at Elgin’s Dr Gray’s Hospital.
Mrs Galloway joined the singing group in September 2015, just two months before her husband went under the knife.
She said: “The choir is like a little family, the members were so supportive when we were dealing with the transplant.
“It was the other singers who suggested we do a fundraising concert, and it seems like the perfect way to show some appreciation.”
Mr Galloway, a retired wing commander who last served at RAF Kinloss, was “at death’s door” on several occasions as he succumbed to ill health.
The 63-year-old was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease when he was 30, a condition whereby the two organs swell up with cysts and cease to function properly.
Mr Galloway’s was forced to retire early from the services, and he deteriorated as he grew older.
Mr Galloway said: “My condition was getting worse, and being on dialysis severely limited what we were able to do.
“But the staff in Elgin’s dialysis ward have always been there for me, I get quite choked up thinking about that.”
Mrs Galloway spoke out in favour of organ donation, explaining the benefits it has brought her husband of 37 years.
She added: “We want to make people know how important these transplants are.
“They transform lives, Tony suffered five awful years of dialysis before this, and had seven operations in six years.
“He was at death’s door a few times, and to see him going downhill was very hard.
“Now it’s just amazing, he has been given his life back and is going to the gym and cycling.”
The concert will take place at Forres’s Royal British Legion on Saturday, February 25.
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