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Father's Kidney Donation Saves Young Daughter's Life

WEIRTON, W.Va. (KDKA) — Thanks to a West Virginia father’s sacrifice, his daughter is a happy, healthy, playful little girl, just in time for Father’s Day. 272 more words


Laughter and Tears, Surgery Day for a Kidney Donor

The few days leading up to the procedure were a total roller coaster.

Even during my appointments the day before I had a melt down in front of one of the nurses for a good 45 minutes. 1,045 more words


The Roller Coaster of the Week Leading Up to Surgery. (My Kidney Donation Part 2)

I am 5 days out from donating my left kidney to a total stranger. And for the last three days I have been on a total roller coaster. 477 more words


Meeting the Surgeon

On May 8, I had to drive back to the city for an appointment with the surgeon. I had already been signed off by the nephrologist, saying that my kidneys were good and that my body could handle the donation process. 332 more words

Becoming a Donor

Robert and I have the same blood type, A+, and we have known that since we were expecting our daughter in 2015. I knew there may be a chance for us to match but that it would be much more likely for one of his blood relatives. 1,560 more words

The backstory

“They think something is wrong with my kidneys”

It was just after 5 am on February 24, 2016 when I received this heart-wrenching text message from my fiancé, Robert.

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My name is Alycia, I live in Alberta, Canada and I am 24 years old. I have an amazing fiancé named Robert and we have a daughter who will be 2 years old in a couple of months. 203 more words