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Transplant Nurse Donates Kidney to Her Nurse Father

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    This Father's Day has extra meaning for a pair of nurses at Baylor Scott & White Health System. (Published Thursday, June 15, 2017)

    This Father's Day has extra meaning for a pair of nurses at Baylor Scott & White Health System.

    They're a father-daughter duo, and when John Gossett needed help his daughter, Erin Gossett, stepped up in a big way.

    John Gossett, a nurse at Baylor's Heart Hospital, needed a kidney transplant; his first transplanted kidney began to fail last year.

    Erin Gossett, a nurse at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, said she and her sisters didn't hesitate to volunteer as donors.

    "My sisters and I kind of talked about it and we were like, 'We want to try to donate to him,' so, it just felt like a natural step and I was happy to do it,'" Erin Gossett said.

    She and her father underwent the transplants surgeries last month.

    It's the second kidney transplant John Gossett has received in 10 years.

    Diabetes has affected his kidneys and led to kidney failure.  

    His body began to reject the donated kidney last year.

    "It's ultimate love and care that she would, that all the girls would even consider that, just so I can spend a lot more time on this great green Earth to be with family," John Gossett said.

    Erin Gossett said the decision was made even easier having deep knowledge of the process from start to finish, as she's a nurse on the transplant floor.

    They look forward to spending Father's Day with family and in good health.

    "I've already got a Father's Day gift. I don't think you can top this. I won't need anymore Father's Day gifts," John Gossett said.

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