To Samantha Dalton, her dad, Barry, is the hero of her real-life story. Just two days after her wedding, BBC journalist, Samantha Dalton, found out her kidneys were failing. Within a year, she was in need of a transplant. That’s when her dad, Barry, stepped in. It might sound like a cliché, but Barry gave Samantha a second chance at life. By donating a kidney, anyone can do exactly that for someone with kidney disease. It gives the patient hope at having something like a normal life.