Alan Chapman shared a joke with his son Tyler as they passed time at University of Kansas Hospital during a pre-operation visit earlier this month. Tyler expected to give one of his kidneys to his dad on Valentine’s Day but surgeons had to sew Tyler back up, kidneys still inside, after a complication arose with his father.
Alan Chapman shared a joke with his son Tyler as they passed time at University of Kansas Hospital during a pre-operation visit earlier this month. Tyler expected to give one of his kidneys to his dad on Valentine’s Day but surgeons had to sew Tyler back up, kidneys still inside, after a complication arose with his father. Shane Keyser skeyser@kcstar.com
Alan Chapman shared a joke with his son Tyler as they passed time at University of Kansas Hospital during a pre-operation visit earlier this month. Tyler expected to give one of his kidneys to his dad on Valentine’s Day but surgeons had to sew Tyler back up, kidneys still inside, after a complication arose with his father. Shane Keyser skeyser@kcstar.com

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