A second chance at love, thanks to a gift of life

The couple got married last weekend, five years after Mr Chua donated one of his kidneys to Ms Chua to save her life. For both, it is their second marriage.
Former drug addict Ng Chai Lai and former dialysis patient Chua Bee Leng in front of a banner depicting themselves outside the National Kidney Foundation headquarters in Kim Keat Road. The banner in Chinese reads: "Save a life, change a life."PHOTOS: NG CHAI LAI
Former drug addict Ng Chai Lai and former dialysis patient Chua Bee Leng in front of a banner depicting themselves outside the National Kidney Foundation headquarters in Kim Keat Road. The banner in Chinese reads: "Save a life, change a life."
The couple got married last weekend, five years after Mr Chua donated one of his kidneys to Ms Chua to save her life. For both, it is their second marriage.

Instead of taking their wedding photographs against lush greenery or a majestic backdrop, they braved the sun to pose in front of a nondescript banner.

The banner, outside the National Kidney Foundation headquarters in Kim Keat Road, read in Chinese: "Save a life, change a life."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 13, 2018, with the headline 'A second chance at love, thanks to a gift of life'. Print Edition | Subscribe