The Power of Family Love: Daughter Donates Kidney in Secret to Save Father's Life

Discover the incredible story of a daughter who went to great lengths to save her father's life by secretly donating a kidney. This emotional tale is a must-read for anyone who appreciates the unbreakable bond between parent and child.

In one of the more heartwarming stories we’ve encountered this year, a daughter went above and beyond by secretly donating a kidney to her father.

Delayne Ivanowski (@delayne_I on TikTok) went viral after posting a video to the platform showing her and her father, John, meeting for the first time after the procedure.

John was diagnosed with an immunoglobulin A (IgA) deficiency over a year ago, according to CBS News Outlet KMOV4. Because of this, he was required to connect to a dialysis machine for three to five hours a day.

So why was this a secret? John refused to take his daughter’s kidney.

“I’m like, ‘You’re too young, you’ve got a long time to be here and my time’s limited,’” he told News 4.

via GoFundMe

Relentless, Delayne went through the approval process anyways and kept it hidden from him for 8 months.

The following is the result of the successful procedure:

@delayne_i watch my dad find out that I was his anonymous kidney donor after keeping it a secret for 8 months 🥹 grab a tissue! ##fyp##kidneydonor ♬ original sound - Delayne

In an emotional moment, John can’t believe that his daughter had saved him in the end.

Commenters note that most parents would refuse to take an organ from their children and can understand why Delayne had to keep everything a secret for so long.

Delayne posted to TikTok in hopes of raising enough money to cover the procedure costs. The cost appears to be about $6,000.

In the wake of the ridiculous parenting news we’ve come across on TikTok lately, this story gives us a bit more hope. We hope the Ivanowski family is doing well and raises enough to cover the procedure.

If you’d like, you can donate to the GoFundMe page here.