Dad sheds 23kg to donate kidney to his daughter and give her a chance at life

Dad sheds 23kg to donate kidney to his daughter and give her a chance at life

- Amina Parker was diagnosed with kidney failure

- Tests showed her dad was a match

- He has shed 23kg in preparation for a procedure to donate his kidney to her

A loving father in Cape Town has given his daughter a new lease of life after agreeing to donate his kidney to her.

67-year-old Abdullah Parker has been exercising to shed about 23kg before the procedure, which is scheduled for November 7.

His daughter, 24-year-old Amina Parker, was diagnosed with advanced kidney failure about a year ago.

While it was devastating news, her family was there to support her all the way. When tests showed her dad was a match, he didn't think twice.

Amina said: "My family is my pillar of strength and it has been a tough experience for me. I still want to do a lot of things in my life. As I want to finish my master's and travel the world, my dad has given me a lot. I am forever grateful for all."

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For his part, Abdullah said: "I learnt at the hospital that I was a match and I took it with in my heart that I will lose 23kg, be ready for the procedure to give my daughter a kidney."

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Abdullah joined a running club to achieve his weight loss targets. Meanwhile, Amina has started a blog to raise awareness about kidney failure.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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