27 years ago, Billy Houze and his wife, Karen, adopted a baby – DeLauren McKnight – taking her out of a life in foster care and giving her a stable, loving home.
Billy and Karen dedicated their lives to DeLauren – and everything came back around recently when Billy’s kidneys shut down and he learned he wouldn’t live past five years without a transplant.
None of Billy and Karen’s four sons were a match – but their adopted daughter DeLauren was.
DeLauren recognized that Billy thought he was saving her life by pulling her from foster care. But in actuality, he was saving her life so she could save his later. (WFXT-TV)