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Father Can't Stand To Watch His 3-Year-Old Suffer, Does Something Unbelievable

It's no surprise when a little girl describes her daddy as her hero, but for one little girl it's literally true. Her father saved her life by donating his kidney to her.

Esme Chester, 3, required the gift of a lifetime when she suffered kidney failure. She was just over a year old when she was diagnosed and put on daily dialysis. Waiting on the donor's list for a kidney that might never come was not an option. As soon as her dad, Lee Chester, learned he was a match, he was ready to give his baby girl the gift of life again.

"This is something that any parent would do, you just say yes, it’s in the terms," said the 37-year-old dad.

“A couple of weeks before, the size of the whole thing did start to take hold and then it happens, you come round, and you’re punch drunk, telling the hospital staff jokes because you’re on so much morphine.”

Father and daughter are doing fine after the surgery. “She’s spent so long on the renal ward she struts around like she owns it, bossing all the staff around,” jokes Lee about Esme.

The family hopes to encourage people to donate their organs. “Everyone should sign up for it. It takes two minutes and it can change people’s lives forever."

“Here’s to the future thanks to the best daddy in the world," writes Esme's mom, Rachel Mulhearn, on Facebook. "He has given our daughter more than a gift, a chance at a better, healthier life and we will teach her to realise [sic] anything really is possible. They are doing really well, and everything looks to be working wonderfully. Donation changes lives - sign up today!"

Source: Manchester Evening News
Photo: Manchester Evening News

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