Dan Pyatt and Kelly Hope had already been divorced for five years when, despite their separation, Kelly gave a great […]
Dan Pyatt and Kelly Hope had already been divorced for five years when, despite their separation, Kelly gave a great lesson of love to her family. When she found out that her ex, Dan, needed a kidney transplant to stay alive, Kelly decided to offer herself as a donor.
Dan and Kelly have two daughters and Kelly said that she was willing to donate one of her kidneys for their sake.
“Even though we weren’t together anymore, I wasn’t prepared to let my children be without a father,” she said.
The hospital had been searching for a kidney for Dan for 12 months, and hadn’t found a compatible donor. Kelly, however, after undergoing the necessary tests, showed some hope of being a successful donor, even though their blood types were incompatible.
In 2018, Dan and Kelly underwent their respective operations. The surgery was a success, and both are currently in good health.
Kelly explains, “We might not be married now, but we’re still very much a family and I had to make that sacrifice to keep our family together.”
As for Dan, he is still overwhelmed by his ex-wife’s extraordinary gesture.
“It was truly a selfless act, to put your own life on the line to help someone else is amazing. Kelly will always be my hero.”