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Offline PastorJeff

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My recipient passes
« on: May 13, 2019, 06:53:29 PM »
From a week ago Monday:  I returned two nights ago from San Diego where I spent time with my kidney recipient and his family. Today his wife notified me that he had died early this morning of the cancer that ravaged his body. My time with him, his wife and family was precious. He was once a stranger but became my close friend and brother.  It is very sad yet he had received the grace of 27 years from two kidney transplants. But more than that my friend and I believed that in Christ we fall asleep only to wake in the blessed presence of the Lord. So yes we who are left behind grieve but we grieve with hope.

Offline Fr Pat

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Re: My recipient passes
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2019, 07:13:15 AM »
I'm glad you decided to share this here and on the FaceBook page. People who are thinking of donating need to know the whole stories, not just the lovely initial success stories. You did a great thing.

Offline Orchidlady

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Re: My recipient passes
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2019, 11:43:35 AM »
My sympathies to you and the family. Sorry to hear this.
Donated Left Kidney to Husband 10/30/07
Barnes Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, MO

 

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