Wilmington daughter saves her father's life by donating a kidney

Posted by Laura Sinacori - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - One Wilmington dad celebrated Father's Day knowing his daughter saved his life.

James Martin lost both of his kidneys to cancer. After going through several medical tests his youngest daughter Staci ended up being the perfect match.  In May the two went into surgery and Staci gave her father a kidney.

"She's actually got a free pass the next five Fathers Days" said James Martin. "Christmas, Birthdays. No I'm very, very proud of her. She's a very special young lady."

"It's incredible it really is," said Staci Martin. "I can't even begin to explain. He gave me life so why not save his."

James Martin said he always urged his daughters to be organ donors, and he said their story shows how it can save someone's life.

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