Transplant nurse donates kidney to save father’s life

SCUBBING IN | Baylor Scott & White
His children made a pact to save his life.
When John Gossett started feeling sick last year it was all too familiar. Fatigue, loss of appetite, shortness of breath — they were some of the same symptoms he experienced more than a decade ago when he first learned his kidney was failing. Diabetes contributed to his kidney disease and in 2007, the Baylor Scott & White nurse received a kidney transplant from a deceased donor. The gift of life lasted nine years before he started having issues again.

“My transplanted kidney was failing, I just didn’t have the strength to continue, my labs were really bad,” Gossett said.

Watching their father suffer through kidney disease made quite an impact on his three daughters. During his first transplant, they were just teenagers and supported their dad anyway they could. But this time, they wanted to do more. Continue reading

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