Krista Guarnieri has had a renal disease her whole life. Recently she found out that it was end stage renal failure and that she would need dialysis to live.

Guarnieri went on a kidney transplant list. Her husband offered to be a donor, and after many tests, it came back that he was a perfect match.

Surgery is scheduled for Oct. 17.

Friends and family will hold a benefit fund-raiser at the Orange Ale House, from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 12. There will be drink tickets, food, raffles, door prizes and a band. For information call 203-713-6300.