Dad Arrives, Gives Kidney to Daughter
A Cuban-born Miami girl whose father fought for three years to come to Florida and give her one of his kidneys underwent life-saving transplant surgery, doctors said. Initial results were encouraging, Dr. Joshua Miller told a news conference at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. Doctors gave Greta Blanco, 12, one of her father Alberto’s kidneys and rebuilt her bladder in a rare and complex operation. Greta was born in Cuba with defective kidneys that contributed to health problems including slow growth, bone deformities, blindness and partial deafness. The girl and her mother, Margarita Caride, have lived in the United States since 1984.