Thursday, July 21, 2011

Organ Donation strikes again!

Al has a friend named Jeremy. Jeremy jumped at the chance to be tested as a donor for Al when Al was in need of a kidney donor a few years back. Unfortunately Jeremy was not a match for Al. That could have been enough; but Jeremy wasn't satisfied. Today Jeremy went under the knife as a kidney donor to a recipient he's never met. Jeremy felt just because he wasn't a match for Al, doesn't mean he wasn't meant to be a living donor. Al took Jeremy downtown this morning, they had to be there by 6 am. It is now 6 PM Al is not home yet, I think he's happy to hang there; soaking up the goodness of what's transpired today. Jeremy got through surgery with flying colors and from what I hear he's recovering very well! I hope we hear how the recipient is doing at some point, I love happy endings!!
God bless Jeremy!! It's fun as a donor myself to share this experience with someone that's done the same surgery. And the fact that Al was the reason both of us did it, just shows me yet again what knowing someone on a waiting list for a lifesaving transplant can do in your life.


  1. I love how you share about your experience on the blog. As you know, my mom is on the kidney transplant list. We find out on Monday if she has to start dialysis. What an awesome guy to donate to someone in need like you did!

  2. Yes, GOd Bless Jeremy, what a wonderful gift, I am sure you know how he is feeling this day! and for the donor??? I do hope you get update on his status.

  3. Thank you very much for your thoughts and prayers, I am very excited to say my recipient is doing great and is a very deserving person. He is a Minister who does a lot of charity work whose kidney also caused his heart to start failing. With this kidney we have hope that his heart will get stronger and he can beat this! God Bless my new Brother Eddie.


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