A story of sacrifice.
A mother will undergo surgery to save her son who has an extremely rare disorder.
"Look at that angel. Aww. Say yay, yay, yay!"
It has never been easy... For Shafer Daves...
"Tell them it's transplant time in Tennessee."
But things... Are about to get better. From the start... The little boy... Faced a lot of problems... And four surgeries.a genetic expert...
Discovered a rare disorder.doctors had no choice. For now... Shafer has no kidneys.
"We couldn't believe it. I mean, what's the chance you're going to be one of two hundred documented cases in the world? I mean, it's almost so bizarre that you have to realize that God must have a purpose in this. So once we were able to accept the news, then were able to move on into treatment.
"There's no way to minimize the hard in this."
Shafer needs bloodwork... A feeding tube... And 11 hours of dialysis a day. He also needs a donor...
"Oh, my heavens."
And doctors found a perfect one... in his mother Jada.
"We call that a miracle. Some people call it a medical marvel. Some people call it a medical mystery."
Either way... This mother calls it a no-brainer.so... She will soon donate one of her kidneys... To give her son... The best chance possible.
"I felt from the very beginning that I was going to be the donor.
"Proud of my wife? Oh, absolutely. I'm expecting great results.
"I feel honored to be his mother and to have this opportunity to do this.
Surgery is set for next week.
Jada will spend about a week in the hospital. Her son will be in three times as long.