Sons and daughters everywhere were celebrating their fathers on Sunday, but one Queens man has more reason than most to give thanks for his dad.
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Richmond Hill resident Leonard Burke, 32, received a kidney from his father Ronald after a years-long battle with hypertension and kidney failure, the Daily News reports. The younger Burke is himself a father to a baby girl.
It was the second transplant in three years for Leonard, who received a kidney from his wife Rhonda in 2010—a donation that failed several months ago. In a rare stroke of luck, 55-year-old Ronald turned out to be a match as well.
“I didn’t think twice,” Ronald Burke said. “I didn’t hesitate. I just wanted to do this.”
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