Sick toddler gets best Christmas present ever as brave dad donates kidney


Little Lucas Band might have been looking forward to a visit from Santa, but nothing will top the present he received from doting dad Frazer.

Little Lucas Band is looking forward to a visit from Santa this year but there will be nothing Father Christmas can bring to beat the present he received from his dad – a new kidney.

The three-year-old was born with renal problems and was hooked up to a dialysis machine three days a week until Fraser, 28, gave him the precious gift.

Frazer and Lucas both had surgery on October 24 at Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

Frazer, from Perth, said: “I’d never had an operation before, so I was petrified.

“But on the morning of the operation I was absolutely buzzing for it. I was just so excited and I couldn’t wait to get to theatre.”

Lucas, who has been through more than two dozen operations, is the face of the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity Renal appeal in partnership with Kidney Kids Scotland, which aims to raise £500,000 to help children battling kidney failure.

Lucas’s mum Danielle, 27, and Frazer had been prepared for their son’s health problems since before he was born after the issue was detected during pregnancy.

The couple, who have a seven-year-old daughter Lacey, were warned their son’s problems were serious.

Painter and decorator Frazer, said: “We found out at the 20-week scan. They told us that Lucas would have bladder problems.

“They said we would have a big challenge on our hands.

“They told us it would be a hard life for Lucas and we kind of had to make a decision there and then on what we wanted to do.”