Long Island woman saves her dad’s life with liver donation

NEWS DAY | Laurie Blasey

For Steven Frey, this Father’s Day won’t be just about him. The father of three will be celebrating a second chance at life and a unique bond with his daughter, who donated more than half her liver to save his life.

“To me, it’s all about the kids this year,” he said. “It’s not about dad, it’s about dad knowing he has great kids and a great family.”

He and his daughter Marielle Frey underwent surgery last July so Marielle could give him 70 percent of her liver.

After months of recovery from the transplant, Steven Frey, 58, is finally feeling back to normal. So this Sunday, he will spend the day at Marielle’s house for a barbecue with all of his children.

Steven Frey, of Coram, had Crohn’s disease for most of his life, but his health began to decline about 7 years ago, the family said. Continue reading
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