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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Family of boy meet recipient of his organs

GABE HERNANDEZ/CALLER-TIMES David James (right) hugs David Gomez as they meet for the first time Saturday, June 11, 2016, at Whataburger Field. Gomez received a kidney from James' son after he took his own life.

Peyton James was an animal lover.

He wanted to become a veterinarian, his father David James said.

"He was the most loving and caring kid," James, of Conroe, said. "He was always looking for ways to help people."

Peyton was 13 years old when he took his own life in October 2014.

Before his death, Peyton was bullied and struggled with depression.

He was an organ donor and for the past two years, James has tried to reach out to the recipients of his son's organs on social media.

On Saturday, James met David Gomez, who is the recipient of Peyton's kidney, at Whataburger Field.

Gomez was diagnosed with IgA nephropathy, or Berger's disease, in 2008 and was on dialysis for about six years. Continue reading
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