Woman who died in riding accident saves her father's life

Israeli man, 66, receives kidney from daughter who dies in horseback riding accident.

JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Doctors perform surgery
Doctors perform surgery
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An Israeli man received a kidney transplant from his daughter who died in an accident while vacationing abroad.

Moshe Shimnoni, 66, came out of surgery on Tuesday for the kidney transplant as his daughter, Orit Gur, 44, was being buried in Israel, the Israeli Hebrew-language daily newspaper Yediot Aharonot reported Wednesday.

Shimnoni suffered kidney failure and had waited three years for a transplant.

A 27-year-old man received her other kidney, a 49-year-old man received her heart, and 55-year-old woman received her liver.

Gur, who died in a horseback riding accident in Georgia, is survived by a husband and children ages 20 and 16. She was flown back to Israel after the accident for treatment but died while in the hospital. Hundreds attended her funeral.

She had signed an organ donor card, called an Adi card, seven years ago, according to reports.

“We promised each other a few years ago that if something happened to one of us, we’d donate our organs. Orit, you did exactly as you’d wanted, giving life to other people,” her husband, Lior, said in his eulogy, the Times of Israel reported.