DeLauren McKnight is a woman from North Carolina who chose to do a good deed. She chose to donate her kidney and save the life of the man who saved her when she was just a baby. This man is her father. He adopted her when she was an infant and luckily, they are a match and she can be his donor.
“She told me, ‘Daddy, you thought you were saving my life pulling me from foster care but in actuality, you were saving my life so I could save yours later,'” Houze, 64, said. “I am extremely proud of her.”
Houze, her pastor and also a father of five, revealed that his kidneys began to shut down in 2016 after his gall bladder surgery. The doctors told him that he will only live for 5 years if he doesn’t get a kidney transplant. They also told him that they will put him on the list for a donor, but it probably would be 7 years before they find him a match.
His sons were tested but unfortunately, they weren’t a match. Luckily, on February 1, his adopted daughter McKnight told him that she is a match and she will gladly donate her kidney to him.
“I never thought I would be a match because I was adopted,” McKnight said. “I got the call at work and I wanted him to be the first person that knew. I called and I said, ‘Daddy, I have to tell you something. I’m a match.'”
, “He said, ‘What are you mad for?’ I said, ‘No, I’m a match!’ He stopped talking and he was crying. I was shaking. It was overwhelming.”
The father and daughter are hoping to get the surgery done in the next few weeks or so. She is very happy and excited knowing that she is going to save her father’s life.
“I call him my Superman,” she said. “Without him and my mom, I wouldn’t have known where I’d be. There’s nothing in this world I wouldn’t give him so he can enjoy life and be right there beside me.”