Former Mets general manager Jim Duquette is scheduled to donate a kidney to his 10-year-old daughter Monday at a Baltimore hospital. Lindsey Duquette suffers from a rare kidney disease called focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and has undergone dialysis treatments for 14 hours a day for over a year since going into end-stage renal failure in May 2011, when her kidneys had to be removed.
The father, a Western Massachusetts native and a cousin of Orioles executive Dan Duquette, now hosts a radio show on Sirius XM's MLB Metwork Radio and has served as a fill-in analyst on Mets radio broadcasts this season.
Doctors have said there is only a 50 percent chance Lindsey's body will accept the new kidney, but the family is taking a positive approach.
"This has been a tough road, so we're realistic," Jim Duquette told The Baltimore Sun. "But we're hoping this will finally be the time life gets better for our little girl."
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