• By Laurel Kelly

In the Loop: Son wins Father’s Day with life-saving gift

July 9, 2019
In the Loop patients Robert and Ricky Sanden

Ah, Father's Day. The day we shower the dads in our lives with the thanks, appreciation and ties they deserve. This year, Ricky Sanden put all of our collective showering to shame when he gave his dad ... a kidney. "I don't know if I'll be able to top this one," Ricky tells the Rochester Post-Bulletin. "Expectations better not be high."

As the P-B reports, Ricky's life-saving Father's Day gift came about two years after Robert was placed on the waiting list for a kidney. Polycystic kidney disease, which he'd been fighting for more than a decade, had taken a toll on his kidney function. The paper reports Ricky's sister, Cassie, had planned to go through the living donor testing process at Mayo Clinic, but when that fell through, Ricky stepped in.

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This story originally appeared on the In the Loop blog.