Saturday, June 12, 2010

FINALLY!! I am so excited!

So after 6 long years of waiting on a list.. and 3 years of carrying around a pager HOPING it will go off.

It did.

At 3am the other night.

One of my dearest friends in the world is finally getting his new liver!! I am SO EXCITED FOR HIM!

I was able to talk to him before surgery and he is in good spirits. He has a generic liver disorder that his own antibodies reject his own liver. He has known since birth that it may become an issue and the last 6 years it has... This picture of us was taken 6 years ago... (and no he was not a big drinker due to the issues)

This one 2 years ago. Its amazing what a failing liver will do to you. In this picture he was REALLY sick. Losing almost 80 pounds (looks like I gained and at this point because his liver is not functioning well all his other organs were failing as well...

Because the last 6 months he has been in really good health the Dr are VERY excited for this procedure and said it could not have been a better time for it.


If y'all can keep him in your thoughts and prayers for me I would really appreciate it!!!


And also my public service announcement PLEASE fill out your donor cards and carry them with you. If you need more information or have questions click here! Also please discuss your wishes with your family! Its so important!!

I am so thankful for the person, or the family that made the decision to donate. It is such an amazing gift to donate. I ask that you keep them in your prayers as well.

For what it is worth.

I am a donor. I put a lot of thought into it and thought "Well I can not take it with me, if my last "act" is to save another life (or a couple of lives) I am happy with that"

Please think and consider it.


Allison @ I heart Change said...

To say the least that is very exciting for him. I'll keep him in my thoughts.

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

That is so exciting. What a blessing!

Steph said...

That's so great!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Yay! That's great! I hope things continue to look up for him!

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