Stories of HopeUNOS Ambassadors
January 2021, the beginning of a new year as well as a new chance at life.
Our son was able to save the lives of four people and help with research and education. In knowing that our son lives on has given us a peace that I do not believe we would have been able to obtain.
I have found courage and strength I never knew I possessed. I had to dig deep down within my soul to find it but, it was there.
I‘m thankful I have a chance to give back and educate about transplantation.
Since I received my new kidney, my life has been restored; and I feel that I’ve had a second chance at life.
I chose to donate to a man I never met because Jesus didn’t just die for and sacrifice himself for those in his inner circle. He died for everyone; even those who don’t know him.
Transplanted organs give you a second lease on life and allow you to breath without the constant thought of how your illness will prevent you from enjoying your time.
I’ve always been registered as an organ donor but I never dreamed that I would be on the receiving end.
I fought hard, but everyday the fight became harder, until I received a referral for a transplant evaluation.
I will keep fighting for my life and everyone else who goes through this to help them learn to have a healthier life.
This journey has been long, hard, and rough, but I’m not sure that I would change it.
I am grateful to God and all who participated in my donation, months of prep, surgery, and recovery. They are ALL superheroes. THANK YOU.