"The difficult part was the time constraint for us," Dr. Matthew Mulloy, surgical director of adult and pediatric abdominal transplants at Medical City Dallas Hospital told ABC News. "What she and I had talked about was that the challenge would be to get her in and out of the hospital quickly and for her to make it to her wedding […] In this instant, my recommendation to her was to not pass on this donation."
Philip received the transplant and walked down the aisle less than a week later.
"Before the wedding, she was on dialysis for the past five years, so every day when she woke up, she very tired, very weak," Philip's now-husband, Jeswin James, told ABC News. "After the transplant, she's energetic. My wife, she's healthy, she happy, she's full of life."