When Cathy Sutton was diagnosed with kidney disease in 2001, she was shocked but thought she could carry on with the illness. By 2012, the 66-year-old Manitoba woman had lost her appetite and was suffering from fatigue. Her kidneys were failing and she needed dialysis. Sutton was offered the option of undergoing a kidney transplant. Her sister was a perfect match, but when tests showed that the procedure could carry some risks, Sutton’s husband Clare stepped up.