A new report has found that Jim Duquette, 46, who is a former Mets and Orioles executive, has experienced the real happiness and contentment after successfully donating his kidney to his young daughter of age 10 years on Monday.
It has been found that the girl had been suffering from Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) since she was a tot. Also, she had been with a malfunctioning kidney for past one year, as per the report.
The report says that almost 8,000 people develop Nephrotic Syndrome each year. FSGS is a condition which causes failure of kidney in children. Also, the disease has no proper treatment till now. Though a kidney transplant decision can work well, there is still a 30% chance of redevelopment of the illness in the recipients.
"When we started out with this whole thing, I never would have imagined we'd have ever gotten to this point. But Lindsey's been dealing with this since she was two and a half", said Duquette before the procedure commenced.
However, both the father and the daughter have now been doing well, Michelle Potter, a spokesman for Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Hospital told.