Parents donate kidneys to help twin sons

(08/11/10) WILLIAMSBURG - A mother and father who are both educators in Brooklyn were reunited today with the doctors who helped save the lives of

(08/11/10) WILLIAMSBURG - A mother and father who are both educators in Brooklyn were reunited today with the doctors who helped save the lives of their twin sons.

Brian and Alan DeVale were both born with a rare kidney disease and were in need of transplants.

Their father, Brian, the principal at P.S. 157, donated his kidney to his son Alan last year.

His wife, Evette Leavy, is a guidance counselor at I.S. 318 and recently donated her kidney to her son Brian. She said she needed to get herself in shape for the surgery. Leavy says a former student went through a similar process and "coached" her to help her get ready. The parents say both children are now healthy.

They say they are very happy they were able to help since many families in similar situations are not.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Dozens of people were arrested across the borough 1 Dozens arrested in 'Operation Hardball' drug takedown
At least one person was injured after a 2 FDNY: 1 injured after 2-alarm fire breaks out at Brooklyn building
Dozens of senior citizens at an East New 3 Mini horses stir up spirits at nursing home
The tree fell on tracks that carry the 4 Tree falls on tracks at Parkside Avenue train station
5 Word on the Street: 'As Young As You Feel Day'

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE