WPBF-TV(PALM BEACH, Fla.) — This Father’s Day, a daughter is giving her dad a priceless gift — a second chance at life.
Florida high school music teacher Ronald Corbin had been on a waiting list for a kidney transplant for three years when his daughter, Candice Corbin, contacted him with good news, according to ABC Palm Beach station WPBF-TV.
After she grew tired of her father’s waiting, she decided to take a test to see whether she could be a donor.
“I didn’t know she was getting tested,” Ronald told WPBF-TV. “She lives in New York, and she got tested up there. And one day she called me and said, ‘Daddy, I’m a match.'”
At the end of May, at Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston, Candice donated a kidney to her father, who had been on dialysis since 2015.
Ronald said he never would have asked or expected his daughter to donate a kidney.
“Wow, it’s amazing — it was beyond me to realize she would do this for me, but she’s a great kid and I really love her,” he said.
Both father and daughter are doing well after the surgery, WPBF-TV reported. Ronald said he’s recovering quickly, and Candice is back singing in New York.
“I’m just blessed to have you in my life,” he told her. “Thank you, and I love you.”
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