Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Mother And Father Give Kidneys To Their Daughter So She Can Survive

DALLAS — In the sterile light of a surgical suite, doctors know what a kidney looks like.In her room at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Christy Wade knows what one looks like, too.Her family.

"I'm so blessed," she said. "It's the hardest for me, because it's just so amazing that I have such a wonderful family — An extended family."

Wade has a chronic kidney disorder. Ten years ago, her father, Billy Lee, gave her one of his kidneys so she could live.

This year, that kidney started failing.

Her mother Miriam was first in line to donate one of hers.

"First I was able to give her life, and now I've been able to give her life for the second time," Miriam Lee said, "and that means so much to me."

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