What an upllifting, beautiful story with an incredible, selfless ending. I was
going to donate to a very dear friend, who was in serious need of an organ. I
knew it would be painful, etc. but I believed if I could be part of saving his
life(I had never met this man but knew of his plight)I wanted to do that...I
studied up on the process, etc. but unfortunately he died to soon. I felt bad
that I wasn't able to save his life. But now he is in a very peaceful place and
healthy once again.
Some people's willingness to sacrifice just blows me away.I would do this
for my child or wife or brother/sister, but for a casual friend? Wow.
I've so much to learn.
If this is the Heather Hansen from American Family Insurance in Bountiful, it
doesn't surprise me. She is a very sweet, caring person. My hat is off to
whatever Heather it was. How many others would do something like that? And if
I were to offer & learn I wasn't a match, I'd probably be relieved &
excuse myself because I had tried. Wish I knew what sandwich shop it was :)
wow what great story. i worked in a dialysis center for a few years and have
never heard of the daisy system. I think it is a wonderful idea and will give a
lot of people the chance to donate for a loved one even when they are not a
match and in the process help a lot of other people.
1 million transplants have taken place. But over 100,000 organ
transplants are needed. Right now. This is AFTER
deceased and even living donors. Heather's story can be done again.
This dosen't even include children, 6 or 9 years old who are on dialysis. Donate an organ, possibly save a life. And, as always... consult your doctor.
Way to go Heather getting this chain of kidney transplants going. Kalynn, you
look great. So glad you were able to get a kidney for Christmas. I am amazed
how much people will really do for others. Great to hear good stories. To AF ret I hope you get your call very soon to get your kidney. My prayers
are with you.
Wow, free sandwiches for life for that customer!Oh, and as far as
what the news outlets would have us believe, we read this in a news outlet, so
perhaps they're not all that bad, eh?
Thank you for this story. The hero is Heather Hansen, who started the chain of
kidney donations in making this transplant possible. May everyone recover well
from the surgeries.
This is a wonderful story, and it really shows that there are wonderful people
in this world (despite what the news outlets would have us believe!) As a
person who also needs a kidney transplant, and as one who has gotten "the
call" from the U of U Transplant Center (twice), I know some of the
feelings she had, knowing that there are such good people "out there"
who would willingly donate one of their own organs to another person. Way to go
both of you girls!Now, if I could just get "the call" one
more time... (only this time FOR REAL!)[the last two times I was only a
"standby" recipient... Someone else got the kidney in each case.]