Father facing heart-wrenching decision

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KINGSTON, Ontario (CBC News/CNN) – A Canadian family is facing a heart-wrenching choice – twin daughters who both need liver transplants and a father who can only make one donation.

Michael and Johanne Wagner’s adopted three-year-old’s have a syndrome that affects liver function.

Michael recently found out that he is a match and can donate liver tissue, but only enough for one of his children.

They say they can’t choose between their daughters, so they are going to let doctors decide.

“They’re in end stage liver disease. the clock is ticking. if they don’t get an organ, they’re gonna die,” said Johanne Wagner.

The family is still hoping that another donor will come forward, before the surgery, which is set for next month.

They must be between the ages of 18 and 55 and have type A or type O blood.

You can check out their Facebook page and blog called “One More Potato in the Pot” for more information.


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