BELLPORT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island man is giving the ultimate gift, donating a kidney to his father.
Tyler Furia will turn 21 years old on March 22, but will be undergoing surgery the day before so he can donate a kidney to his father, Frank.
Both men are volunteer firefighters in Bellport.
Frank Furia was diagnosed with kidney failure 15 years ago and undergoes dialysis three times a week.
“It was a shock, you know. I knew that my kidney was failing. They told me when I was diagnosed that the treatment could compromise my organs and such, I would die anyway type of thing,” Frank Furia told WCBS 880. “I opted for the treatment and 15 years later, it was compromised.”