Editor's Viewpoint: Sharon's amazing kidney donation is an inspiration
Sometimes, stories of human kindness dispel the gloom cast by bad news and inspire us all. Today we publish the story of Sharon and Peter Traynor, parents of six who split up three years ago.
Despite this, Sharon volunteered to donate a kidney to Peter who is urgently in need of a transplant.
Sharon said: "Even though we've split up, that doesn't matter to me. Everyone deserves a second chance in life. There's enough suffering and enough people dying from illnesses with no cures."
Peter has called the gesture an "amazing" act of selflessness, and so it is. We all stand in awe of Sharon's totally inspiring attitude and actions.