This daughter's lifesaving gift for Father's Day puts ties and cologne to shame


Erin Gossett gave her father, John, one of her kidneys when his began to fail. "He's done more than I could ever ask for for a dad. This was just kind of scratching the surface on paying him back," she said.
(Rose Baca/Staff Photographer)
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As John Gossett’s kidneys failed him, his daughters devised a plan.

They had seen him suffer before and couldn’t bear to see it happen again.

Diabetes had taken a toll on the longtime cardiac nurse’s body and caused his kidneys to fail when his girls were young. Their mom would take them to visit him in the hospital in between soccer tryouts.

After waiting two years for a donor kidney, he had a successful transplant in 2007, but complications eventually caused the donor kidney to start failing in 2016. He had to put his 38-year career at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas on hold. Continue reading

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