Generational Reflection: Father And Son Share Experience Of Life-Saving Organ Transplant

On this Father’s Day, Andrew Rosson, a 15-year-old boy who battled stage four cancer, received a life-saving kidney transplant from his father, David. After years of treatments and struggles, David stepped in to donate one of his kidneys to his son, solidifying their bond as father and son. Andrew is now able to live a normal life and play soccer for his high school, celebrating this Father’s Day with gratitude for his dad’s selfless gift. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there.

On this Father’s Day, a heartwarming story of love and sacrifice unfolds as David Rosson saves his son Andrew’s life for the second time. David and Andrew, a 15-year-old boy, have always shared a close bond, but it was truly tested when Andrew was diagnosed with stage four neuroendocrine cancer at just eight years old. Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston offered a range of treatments that ultimately stabilized Andrew’s condition, although not without its challenges.

The family stood by Andrew as he underwent chemotherapy, surgeries, and radiation, which successfully eradicated most of the tumors but left his kidneys severely damaged, requiring dialysis. After two years of no cancer growth, David, Andrew’s father, did not hesitate to donate one of his kidneys to his son, in a life-changing transplant last summer. On this Father’s Day, the Rosson father and son duo have much to celebrate and be grateful for, cherishing the bond that brought them through such a challenging journey that culminated in a successful transplant and Andrew now enjoying a normal teenage life.


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