A dad in need of a kidney donor found a perfect match from an unlikely source: his adopted daughter. When Billy Houze’s kidneys began failing a few years ago, he was put on a donor list, but doctors warned that it might take seven or eight years for him to get a transplant.
Houze began dialysis three times a week while he waited and his biological children were tested, but they weren’t matches. And then his adopted daughter, DeLauren McKnight, whom he adopted in 1992 when she was 8 months old asked to be tested and was found to be a perfect match! Now the father and daughter are going through follow-up tests and hope surgery will be scheduled in the coming weeks.
“My dad has always provided for me,” McKnight explains. “There is nothing I wouldn’t do for my dad to see him live the life he is destined for. “My dad saved me 27 years ago when I was 8 months old. I think God put us together to save each others lives.I am so grateful that I am able to save his life.”