A Mother's Hero
Â Patricia Chapman has been on dialysis for 3 years, and it took her 2 years to be healthy enough for a transplant. Her son, Frank Chapman is stationed in Oklahoma with the U.S. Army.Â He wanted a transfer to North Central Florida,Â so he could donate his kidney.
Â Chapman was tested and found to be a perfect match for his mother.Â But the army did not allow him to donate his kidney-- saying thatÂ his blood pressure was too high.Â That was.. until Thursday night.
Â That's when the family received a phone call from the Army Surgeon General saying the transfer, and the transplant had beenÂ approved.
"It makes me feel very proud as a parent," says his mother Patricia Chapman. "He will fight to do the right thing."
Â Frank Chapman and his family have been re-assigned to Dunnellon so thatÂ he can be with his mother during her recovery.Â The operation is set for next week at Shands.
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