Organ Donation Grows Bond Between Father, Son [VIDEO]
ST. CLOUD — April is National Organ Donor Month, and one father and son from St. Cloud knows first hand the importance of organ donation.
“I mean it’s unbelievable because I wouldn’t be here without him,” says Judd Peterson.
It was a doctors visit that would change more than just Judd Peterson’s life when he found out he needed a kidney transplant three years ago.
“They started talking about, you know you’re going to need a transplant,” says Judd.
With both kidney’s failing doctors suggested to see if his son Derek Peterson would be a match.
“You think about you know what could go wrong and what would happen to my kids if something went wrong,” says Derek.
Derek was a perfect match and by donating an organ not only did he save a life, but saved someone close to him.
“The kidney has done wonderful. It’s function is great in fact it’s a little better than his and he is a little disturbed about that,” says Judd.
“My life has not changed one bit because of this and I have made another persons life wonderful,” says Derek.
Today both Judd and Derek continue to life happy and healthy lives.