Whenever Daniel Kablutsiak feels self-doubt creep in, he reminds himself that nine months ago, he took control of his weight so his son could have a better life. He lost 79 pounds so he could donate a kidney to his teenaged son, Hunter, who was diagnosed with stage 5 kidney disease in 2020. Medication had sapped Hunter's energy and made it harder for him to hunt, trap and play sports. But since the surgery this summer, Hunter's energy and appetite have returned. "Our bond got stronger," says Daniel, who lives in Arviat, Nunavut. "We got closer to each other ... We are connected, heart to heart." He hopes his story will motivate younger generations to be healthy and look toward the future.

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