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dixieluvinchik
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Username: Dixieluvinchik

Post Number: 4
Registered: 06-2009
Posted on Sunday, June 21, 2009 - 02:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

,,,,.,,\clip art{lameI'm Kate, I'm Jeremy's mom. April 4, 09 He crashed his month old motorcycle.A1000. we begged him not to get it. He worked hard, He took care of his Wife, two kids, even helped his Dad &Me when we had a big project. The weekend before the wreck He came over Sat.& Sun. helping us plant the garden. LA got to love the early spring.
I never in my wildest nightmare imagined GOD would take one of my kids. He doesn't put anything on us that we cant handle. I've hated being A strong woman for much less than that. I'm sure Y'all can relate, as I've read some of Your blogs.
We have both been donors forever. Good Friday the Doc. told us Jeremy was brain dead. I opened His eyelid, & saw firsthand what "fixed & dilated"is. I could barely see the green of his irises almost all pupil, staring at GOD. I stayed till they ran me out,& held his hand for the last time It would be warm. I told my 28 year old baby man good bye. I picked up the pieces and went to tell His dad He was going in for surgery to harvest his organs when the recipients arrived at hospital. Both Jeremy's dad & 31 year old sister wouldn't come with me when I thought I was going to be told He was dead. I got to see REM in his eyes from Sat. till fri.
We have A great support system though! This whole town rallied around us! The Organ Donor GIRL led us around and pointed us to where ever we needed to be. My Daughter-in-law told me she left our name in case the recipients were interested in meeting us. I was glad, i hadn't even thought of it. A few days later She told me they do want to meet us! 11 days post-op ODGIRL(Libby) said she had an update. my D-N-L put her on speaker. While we both cried our eyes out, She told us "So far all was well with the recipients but it was still early." she could tell us that day, that 2 blind people can now see because of our gift.
A68 year old LA man got a kidney. A38 year old man got the other. A 19 year old LA girl got the liver. Up to 80 people would be helped with bone, skin,& tissue.
I believe GOD made me find Y'all. His strength carries me now. I hope for all of you! I haven't had hope scene 4-04-09 till yesterday.
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Hostess Risa
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Username: Risa

Post Number: 9433
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Sunday, June 21, 2009 - 03:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Hello Kate and welcome to TransplantBuddies.

I just saw your name today and did not know your story until just now. I am deeply sorry to learn about your precious Son and how he lost his life in a motorcycle accident.

We have two other Organ donor Moms on this site, Kristen and Janet who I am sure you will get to know soon. You all will bond instantly, I am certain of it.

God Bless You all for having the foresight to give the gift of life to someone who was in need. Your Gifts are very much appreciated.

I look forward to getting to know you and learn more about your son Jeremy.
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CF- diagnosed at 2 years old
Florida, USA
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Karen R.
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Username: Relivkaren

Post Number: 3153
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Sunday, June 21, 2009 - 09:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Kate:

I welcomed you on the other post, but after reading your story I just wanted to say that I am so sorry that you lost your son. It has to hurt in the deepest part of your heart. What I find so amazing is that even though you and your family are hurting so much you were able to think of saving other people's lives through organ donation. Jeremy's lives on in all those people that now have a second chance at life because of him. You are a very brave and generous woman Kate. Thank you!!!

God Bless!
Karen
Dx: BOOP - May 2006. Rediagnosed with Bronchiolitis Obliterans Nov. 2006
Listed Feb 2008 - Waiting on double lung transplant at Cleveland Clinic

Ohio, USA

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DAP1122
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Username: Dap1122

Post Number: 847
Registered: 05-2008
Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009 - 07:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Kate,

I saw your post on my blog last night, but didn't read yours until now. It moves me to tears. I also am sorry for the loss of your son. God had a plan for him, as he does for all of us. Please feel free to ask anything, we are all here for each other. You are truly a beautiful person, as was Jeremy.

May God Bless you and your family.
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Janet
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Username: Jan

Post Number: 445
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009 - 11:08 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Kate, Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your dear son, Jeremy. That date is special to me also, my only granddaughter, Emily was stillborn on that date in 2000.

My youngest son, Joe was also an organ donor when he passed on August 21, 1994. He was 14 years old when he died. He was attempting to save the life of a classmate when he drowned in a low head dam. He lived for four days on life support before he was pronounced brain dead....please know that we are here for you when you need us, and I hope that you can eventually find peace as the time passes. This is something that you never 'get over'......you just somehow down the road, learn to live with it. Some days are ok, others are a night mare....but somehow we survive. Bless your heart and wishing you peace.
Hugs, Janet
Mom to Joe, who was an organ donor
6-1-80 / 8-21-94
kidneys, heart, and liver, plus lungs for research
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Dover, Pennsylvania
South Central PA
Sarah's mom
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Username: Sarahs_mom

Post Number: 114
Registered: 02-2009
Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009 - 01:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Hello Kate, I'm so very sorry that you lost your precious son. It's good that you found this site....it can be very therapeutic...at least it has been for me.
My 16 year old daughter, Sarah, was killed in a car accident 2 yrs and 4 months ago. She saved 5 lives, including a 9 year old boy who now has her heart, Alex.
I'm here if you need to "talk". You can also email me with that private message option thing on here.

Take care,
Kristen
Sarahs mom, Kristen

Donor family
Florida, near Pensacola.
nana
Member
Username: Nana

Post Number: 30
Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009 - 07:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Wow! Is all I could say right now. Kate, I 'm sorry to hear this happened to you and I'm so glad that you know God because, He is the one that will give peace in do time. May His peace rest upon you and your family. I'm here to support you by ear if you need it. I had a kidney transplant 10 years ago.
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I had a kidney transplant 10 years on Wensday January 21
Janet
Member
Username: Jan

Post Number: 447
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 - 01:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Kristen....good to see you here....it has been awhile since I have heard from you...we will have to catch up sometime soon....glad you dropped in to say hello to our new donor mom.
Hugs, Janet
Mom to Joe, who was an organ donor
6-1-80 / 8-21-94
kidneys, heart, and liver, plus lungs for research
www.joesmemorybears.com Cuddly bears made from your loved ones clothing
http://www.childreninheaven.netfirms.com/joekeller.htm Joe's Story

Dover, Pennsylvania
South Central PA
CJ
Member
Username: Still_standing

Post Number: 192
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 - 09:50 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Hi Kate,

I'm so very sorry for your loss. I will pray for peace for you and your family.

CJ
CJ
Liver Transplant
3/1/08
Maryland
dixieluvinchik
Member
Username: Dixieluvinchik

Post Number: 9
Registered: 06-2009
Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 11:34 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Hi CJ, Thank You bunches! I know GOD put me here. Y'all have been a blessing for me.
Jeremy's mom,
Kate
Christena's Dad
Member
Username: Christenas_dad

Post Number: 305
Registered: 01-2009
Posted on Wednesday, July 01, 2009 - 03:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Didn't want anyone who follows this blog to miss out --

Here is Kate's precious son Jeremy and Jeremy's wife Kristin.

j&K

A fine son and daughter-in-law of which any mother would be proud.

Hope you don't mine, Kate. I took the liberty of copying this from the other thread.

I hope everyone is having a great day!
Christenas Dad
Father of Double Lung Recipient at St. Louis Childrens Hospital June 2005
Kentucky, USA
Christenas Journey is at www.christenasjourney.com
Karen R.
Member
Username: Relivkaren

Post Number: 3193
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 10:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Kate:

Jeremy and Kristen are a beautiful couple!! How long were they married? I am so glad that you are able to share Jeremy with us.

Thank you again!

God Bless!
Karen
Dx: BOOP - May 2006. Rediagnosed with Bronchiolitis Obliterans Nov. 2006
Listed Feb 2008 - Waiting on double lung transplant at Cleveland Clinic

Ohio, USA

Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
MasterRunnIt
Member
Username: Masterrunit

Post Number: 2
Registered: 04-2012
Posted on Thursday, April 05, 2012 - 09:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Wow!...A very touching story indeed...As a father, I cant imagine losing a child...God bless you for what you have done!

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