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University of Memphis student gives father kidney for Christmas

Posted: 8:23 AM, Dec 25, 2012
Updated: 2012-12-25 08:44:15-05

A University of Memphis student gave her father the greatest Christmas gift she could give: the gift of life.

Brandy used her winter break from college to give her kidney to her father, Joe, who was suffering from kidney failure for about three years. Father and daughter’s surgery rooms were right across the hall from each other, and they were both home in time to spend Christmas together.

Joe’s surgery’s success was considered a Christmas miracle, since three weeks ago doctors said he wasn’t strong enough for it. He is no longer dependent to or attached to dialysis machines.