Post Number: 287
|Posted on Sunday, August 14, 2011 - 11:10 am: ||
Recently I got a letter from the son of my donor. I've got to say that is a humbling experience. I am grateful that I was given the opportunity to know a little about my donor.
He was from India and was here to celebrate his granddaughter's third birthday. He was a year younger than me, was a business man, had two sons and four grandchildren.
As I told the family, I think of him everyday. There is a place in heaven for him and his generous family.
Post Number: 16419
|Posted on Sunday, August 14, 2011 - 03:45 pm: ||
How sweet to hear this news. I love to read when Donor Families reach out and contact recipients.
God Bless Donor Families!
|CF- dx at 2yrs. 2nd double lung tx-05 |
Debra Fertel MD- Jackson Memorial
Si Pham MD, Professor of Surgery
Anas Hadeh MD, Cleveland Clinic, Weston
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Post Number: 6
|Posted on Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 03:32 pm: ||
So happy you heard from your donor family! I finally sent my letter and am hoping to hear from my donor's family. I know this can take some time and they may choose not to correspond, but I'm hoping.
|Liver transplant. Transplant. Date: 6-22-10, The Thomas Starzel Transplant Institute @ University of Pittsburgh Medical Center|
Post Number: 284
|Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 12:01 am: ||
I'm so glad you heard from your donor's son. Thank you for sharing it with us. I feel humbled when I hear from CJ,the man that received his liver from Jeremy. I also hear from Mona, a great lady that is able to see again after receiving her cornea from him.
I had to write everyone first, five months post op and I just knew I was going to make them think I was crazier than I am. HA! Check out "Five Letters" thread, you'll see.
I hope to hear from the others, I imagine them living happy lives. I wrote to them every six months at first. I haven't written this year because I've let time get away. I think it may be the same with recipients and donors alike.
thhout, it does take some time, I am hoping you get a letter soon!)
|Kate/Jeremy's Mom |
registered organ/ tissue donor
Jeremy donated Easter morning,4/12/2009
-"How can we not be organ/tissue donors?" -Jeremy D. 11/28/80 - 04/11/09
- Baton Rouge,LA. USA-
Post Number: 569
|Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 11:17 am: ||
Joe. so glad that you heard from them....I pray for the day I hear from my son's recipients...but at this point, after 17 years, I doubt I ever will. So...I take solice in knowing that I have all of you here to "send me letters"
Post Number: 759
|Posted on Friday, September 23, 2011 - 06:34 pm: ||
Joe, I just read, this how beautiful!