Samantha Lamb did what many of us might do for the sake of our loved ones – she donated an organ to her ailing husband. He, in turn, cheated on her. So Samantha is now asking for (non-monetary) reparations – she wants her kidney back.
Yahoo! Shine on Tuesday profiled the strange story of U.K. couple Samantha and Andy Lamb, who have been married since 2007. Four years ago, when Samantha was 38, Andy’s kidneys went into renal failure, and he was forced to undergo dialysis three times a week.
After his conditioned worsened, Samantha offered up one of her kidneys to save her husband’s life. The surgery was successful, but Andy, 45, now recovered, found an outlet for his newfound health – another woman.
Yahoo! Shine picks up the story:
"But soon after the operation (for which Samantha had to lose weight in order to undergo), she began to suspect that Andy was cheating. He was moody and distant, and was spending a lot of time on his computer, according to her interview with Britain's the Mirror Online. Samantha didn't have proof until she stumbled upon his online sex sessions with another woman and her mother and sister allegedly caught Andy with his arms around her best friend. (Andy denies the cheating allegations.)"
Samantha has now filed for divorce, and she says she has been left embittered by her scorned gratefulness. She even went through a weight-loss program, which was documented on a BBC special called "Diet or My Husband Dies."
“I can't believe he now has a second chance to live to see his grandchildren grow up,” Samantha said. “I would definitely go through the operation again – but I wouldn't give the kidney to him. I hate him. If I could, I'd take it back and give it [to] someone else… All I want from him is his name on the divorce papers.”
While it’s unlikely she will get her kidney back – no court will rule over jurisdiction on a donated body part that is already implanted – Samantha says at least he will “always have to remember where the kidney came from.”