UPDATE: Kidney transplant surgery is complete

Posted at 5:45 PM, Jun 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-18 18:45:07-04

An Opelousas father has donated his kidney to his son.

Yesterday, we told you aboutJeremiah Jenkins and his son, 6-year-old JJ. JJ was born with a condition that damaged his kidneys permanently, leaving him with a need for a transplant. Luckily, his dad was a match.

The surgery was completed today, said Frannie Soignier Hoffman, JJ’s kindergarten teacher. 

JJ’s surgery was complete around 3 p.m. and he will be in ICU for several days, Hoffman said. 

Hoffman said she’s asking for prayers for the family, and she’s also set up a Meal Train so people who would like to help can bring or send meals to the family. You also can donate funds if you would prefer. To help, click here