Baltimore, MD (WFAN) – Former New York Mets General Manager Jim Duquette will be donating his kidney to this 10-year-old daughter, Lindsey, who has suffered from an incurable kidney disease since the age of two.
The disease Linsey suffers from is FSGS (Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis). FSGS is is scar tissue that forms in parts of the kidney called glomeruli. The glomeruli serve as filters, helping rid the body of unnecessary or harmful substances. Each kidney has thousands of glomeruli.
Jim and Lindsey will be undergoing the surgery on June 4 at the John Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, MD.
Jim sits on the board of The NephCure Foundation. The foundation is a non-profit focusing on research and education of FSGS.
The disease affects both children and adults. Males are affected slightly more often than females, and over 8,000 people are diagnosed with FSGS each year.