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I am a year and one-half out from my liver transplant. I wrote a letter to my donor family quite some time ago, and due to the rules of transplantation, my letter had to go through the hospital where I had my transplant. I have never heard anything back. My heart aches for their loss. I hope that I did not say anything to offend them. I worry that I did, since I have not heard back. It is not that I expect them to establish a relationship with me, which I realize could be very difficult for some people. I plan to send another thank-you soon just to let them know that the incredible gift they gave me has allowed me to have a wonderful life. I guess I would like to hear from other recipients of transplants and their experiences with contacting their donor families.
Since finding out that I would too need a tx.. I started with my Family and just asked Have you signed up? and moved on to another... I was discussing with my surgeon about post and surgery and found out that I am not a viable donor once I have my surgery... I had no idea... so now I just ask "Have you signed up"? The families of their loved ones are Hero's in my world....will have my pager April 10th and await a beep with thoughts and prayers for all ....
Congrats to you Holly and YES So sad to your donor and her family ! But your will to live and her wanting to Help others makes sense of it all !
In 3 days I will be 4 years out from Transplant. This day comes with very mixed emotions. That day I was given a second chance at life. That day a young girl named Renea was taken home to be with God. I am happy and sad at the same time. I am so very blessed that she said YES to being an organ donor and I have made it my mission to honor her in any way I can. I hope I do justice for her legacy. Rest in peace Renea.
God bless you too my friend.. live life to the fullest doll u deserve it. :)
(hugs--with more tears) lol agh this site I believe keeps puffs in business lol
Kelly, thank you for your kind words and thoughtfulness. May God bless you and the memory of your dear loved ones. We sincerely appreciate you sharing your loved ones with us.
Lisa--I am so glad you were given the gift of life. Cherish it forever. Lots of love.
I've read the newest responses and I'm sitting here yet again crying because of this amazing process.
Rod- I sincerely hope the donors will reconsider communication with you. I can feel your appreciation for them and their loved one. Let me tell you from a donors family perspective if I were your donors family I would feel so thankful to have you in my life first off and to read that you totally get the gift we gave and you appreciate your new life to the fullest. That's all we want to know and its what helps us sleep at night. Remember at night when your all alone I want you to place your hand on ur chest and with each beat know that someone out there has heard it beat as well and cherished that very precious sound.
That was the hardest part of my mothers death was laying my head on her chest while she laid resting in her casket and not hearing that heart that created me beat it was deafening.
I pray you continue to do well and you continue to cherish each day that you wake up. Take care my friend.
I wrote a very heartfelt letter to my donor family thanking them for the profound gift given me by their loved one. This gift saved me and several others lives that day. I continue to give thanks and praise to God for the family that has chosen to remain anonymous to me. Sunday marks the 8th anniversary of my heart transplant. I honor the memory of my donor for his/her most wonderful gift of all, the gift of life. Thank YOU!
I CAN BE SURE OF WHO MY DONOR WAS, ONLY THAT I AM SO GREATFULL FOR THE GIFT I RECIEVED IN 2008. IT WAS TRULEY A MIRACLE FOR ME, BUT SUFFERING FOR THEM .
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