Dylan's Dad is a Hero

Jorge Chavarin loves his son, and he would do anything to help him get better.

The staff sergeant in the U.S. Marines recently donated one of his kidneys to his 7-year-old son. The transplant is the latest chapter in Dylan Chavarin's struggle to recover from hirschsprungs disease. In March of 2000, Dylan's mom, Krissi, checked into the Omaha Ronald McDonald House for the first time. Earlier that day, Dylan had received a new liver, pancreas and small bowel during a procedure that took 13 hours.

"I was looking for a place to call home while I was in Omaha -- and I found it at the Ronald McDonald House," Krissi said.

Krissi and Dylan have stayed at the House several times during the past year. Dylan's father and his  siblings, Nathan and Samantha, joined them during their most recent stay in December and January. That's when Dylan received a kidney from his father.

The family plans to return to Omaha this summer -- but only for a visit.

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