Houston man donating kidney to 1-year-old grandson

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A man is giving his grandson the best gift any child could receive, a new chance at life.

At 20 months old, Briscoe Van Hook wears a backpack not filled with toys, but medical equipment which keeps him alive.

Briscoe was born with a kidney condition called Multicystic Displasia.

At this point, Briscoe spends hours overnight on dialysis. He's unable to eat like a normal child so he's tube fed.

Doctors at Texas Children's Hospital explained he would need a kidney transplant and it would need to come from an adult. Briscoe's grandfather Kyle Van Hook volunteered his own kidney.

"Basically to me it's a no-brainer, it's either going to be a fire truck or a kidney for Christmas, right?" said Kyle Van Hook.

Kyle and Briscoe will undergo surgery on Wednesday.

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