Chicago Sun Times | Andy Frye
He talks about growing up on Chicago's South Side as a lifelong Sox fan and later getting the chance to play for his beloved team from 1979 to 1981. He talks about his gifts as a right-handed pitcher and winning games as a closer. However, something even bigger than baseball comes to mind.
"My brother gave me the gift of life, and that's the biggest gift anyone could give," Farmer said.
Just more than 20 years ago, Farmer received a kidney transplant from his brother, Tom. Farmer needed a transplant because of polycystic kidney disease, a hereditary condition that can cause one's kidneys to fail in adulthood.
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