Stories of HopeUNOS Ambassadors
We spend our time helping others be the best they can be and this story of hope, faith and love just took us to a higher level.
Very little of my success has been attributable to myself, as I did nothing but follow the directions of my transplant team.
At 17 days old, Juliana’s new heart began beating in her tiny body. At 17 days old, Juliana’s new heart began beating in her tiny body. Juliana is here today because of her amazing team and the gift of life she received from her generous donor family.
After my transplant was done and I was released, my wife let me order a new boat… my lovely wife elected to name it “Change of Heart.”
There’s so much more to my story and I’d love to one day try to bring awareness to ICU delirium and how serious it can be.
I would not be alive today if it weren’t for the selfless act of another human making the decision to donate organs.
My goal is to share my story with others to get more people to register as donors and also help boost the morale of those on the waiting list for transplant.
What you don’t hear about as frequently are the challenges that come as a recipient – and for me, I struggle with survivor’s guilt.
I named my kidney Grace because, God was the only one who could heal me and his love for me made me think of Grace.
I’m a life-long organ donation advocate because of stories I heard at a college SODA event.
A little over a year after my transplant, I felt like I finally had something more than the words “thank you” to convey, so I wrote and mailed the donor’s family a letter with my condolences and gratitude.
From where I felt months ago to how I feel today is a 100% turn around.