Monday might have been like any other morning at the Gilroy Donut House, with Hok family members — who have owned this downtown shop for 30 years — greeting their regulars and boxing up apple fritters, buttermilk bars and maple old-fashioneds.
Except that many of those customer orders came with heartfelt messages for the family, whose emotions are roiling with both anguish and gratitude.
Their 29-year-old daughter and sister Kim, who had been on life support since suffering a brain aneurysm in late April, died Thursday. But her organs were in good shape. On Saturday, one of her kidneys was transplanted into her ailing father, Sreng Hok, in an operation at Stanford University’s medical center.