A DAUGHTER given her mum’s kidney in a transplant woke to find she had suddenly inherited her love of baking.
Stephanie Morse, 37, had never shared her mother’s cake-making passion until after the op.
She said: “It’s incredible. Before receiving mum’s kidney I had no interest in baking whatsoever.
“Immediately after surgery and for weeks after, all I wanted to do was make cakes.
“I would draw how they’d look and write lists of flavours to create.
“As soon as I got home I got the ingredients to make a cheesecake. I was obsessed.”
Mother-of-three Stephanie, of Cwmbran, Torfaen, added: “The only explanation is mum’s kidney also transplanted this feeling into my brain.”
“It’s incredible. I had no interest before.”
‘MUM GAVE ME LIFE TWICE’
“I’m always telling mum she should go on The Great British Bake Off. I even entered her one year but missed the deadline. Now we both love to watch it when we can for inspiration.”
“After about six weeks, once I healed up from the surgery, my overwhelming urge to bake subsided – but I still had a wicked sweet tooth.
Instead of removing one of her troublesome organs, Stephanie had her mum’s kidney inserted into the front of her ribcage – meaning she now has three.
Stephanie, a full-time mum, said: “Words can’t explain how grateful I am to mum. I tell everyone she gave me life twice.
Mum Wendy, 62, of Tenby, said: “It amused me that Stephanie woke up from the op with the urge to bake.
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“It was my natural mothering instinct to help Stephanie, I made sure I was registered as a donor so when the time came I was ready to offer my kidney.
“She’s always loved my cakes but didn’t fancy baking herself.”
A spokesperson for Organ Donation Wales said: “Living donation is when someone donates one of their healthy kidneys or part of their liver, lung or small bowel to someone else, whilst they are still alive.
Stephanie Morse thanks her mum for ‘giving her life twice’[/caption]
Stephanie believes she developed her ‘bake and kidney’ passion from her mum Wendy because of the transplant[/caption]
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