Daughter’s selfless act gives new life to Dad
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Riverton resident Jim Moss (60 years old), publisher of The WRANGLER Horse and Rodeo News, was waiting. He had been waiting for nearly four years on the kidney donor list.
For his only daughter Carla (26), there was never a hesitation. The Riverton High School and University of Wyoming graduate knew that if she was compatible, she was willing to donate hers. While compatible, complications precluded her donating the life-saving organ earlier. However, last month they were cleared for the transplant.
The kidney took and began to work immediately. The donation and transplant were a success.
Carla shared with us that she wanted people to know that kidney donation is a relatively simple process. She was held over for one day of observation and was back to work a few weeks later. For the miracle that it can work, it’s a minor amount of inconvenience.