Just before Father's Day, dad donates kidney to 1 of 10 children

CBS NEWS | Mary Brophy Marcus
This Father's Day, David Lipscomb gave his son Gage, 14, the best gift of all -- a new kidney. The Texas 14-year-old's only remaining kidney was failing until his dad stepped up.
Father's Day is normally a time when kids give their dads a gift, but it's the other way around for the Lipscomb family this year. David Lipscomb, who recently donated his kidney to his teenage son, said he wouldn't have it any other way.

In 2005, when Gage was just 2 years old, the toddler began to have chronic fevers.

"We just knew that something just didn't feel good. He was crying a lot, and we'd been taking him to doctors, and they really just didn't see what was going on," Gage's mom Terrie Lipscomb told CBS News affiliate KBTX-TV.

Gage's doctor diagnosed an acute urinary tract infection, and further tests showed his kidneys were in trouble.

"His urinary tract had problems, and it affected his kidneys," his surgeon, Dr. Christine O'Mahony, surgical director of kidney transplantation at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, told CBS News.

By age 6, Gage had to have one kidney removed due to infection. Over time, though, the other kidney failed.

Now, at 14, Gage needed a new kidney. Continue reading

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