Bonnyrigg teenager receives gift of life

BONNYRIGG: Diane Moffat who has donated one of her kidney's to nephew Cameron Sprott.

BONNYRIGG: Diane Moffat who has donated one of her kidney's to nephew Cameron Sprott.

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A Bonnyrigg teenager has received the ultimate Christmas present from his auntie – the gift of life.

When Cameron Sprott (15) was a year old, it was discovered that he had a horseshoe kidney and that one half of the organ was diseased.

Spending much of his young life visiting hospital, he was offered various treatments but was left feeling constantly tired.

Doctors discovered that his kidney was functioning at just 10 per cent.

Now, thanks to his aunt Diane Moffat (47) donating one of her kidneys, that has increased to 98 per cent. The pair underwent operations at Glasgow Western General on November 28. Cameron’s mum Elaine (50) recalls the events: “His kidney had just been taken out and my sister’s was coming along the corridor with a surgeon – it was surreal.”

Read full story in the January 3 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.