Dad's priceless gift to son: his left kidney

posted by Chron.com <a href="http://www.chron.com/author/andrew-kragie/"> Andrew Kragie </a> - 

Gage Lipscomb, 14, may have a tough time finding the words for his Father's Day card this year.

His dad, David, has given a lot to Gage and his nine siblings over the years. And on Wednesday, David gave his youngest son a priceless gift: his left kidney.

Gage seemed medically unremarkable until he was 2, when he fell ill with a chronic fever. The family spent months in and out of doctors' offices near their home in Bryan, a small city next to Texas A&M University. Finally, his mom said, an ultrasound led to a diagnosis: a woefully insufficient renal system.

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