Tag Archives: Kidney

Eleven Thousand, Three Hundred and Fifteen so far

July 4, 1987 – A young father, a young husband, and at 29 years old he was looking ahead to more time in Vancouver General Hospital.  Not something he relished. The phone rang after he arrived home from work, – … Continue reading

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The answer to “What is the Process?”

I find it strange almost everyone would accept a organ transplant if they needed one, but the majority of people have not taken 5 minutes to confirm being a organ donor.  I understand some racial groups are especially notorious for … Continue reading

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Not just survival, someone gave me life

When someone said yes, allowing their loved one’s organs to be donated, it did not mean I was going to survive, no it meant I was going to live again. Today I celebrate my re-birth (transplant day) but I am … Continue reading

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Take the smile vitamin every day, or twice a day

Long long time ago, a lesson was learned by me. That lesson was to laugh, to smile, even when on the inside I felt the opposite. The year was 1986, and it was the third year in a row, that … Continue reading

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July 7, 1987 – A New Life, a new freedom

Today is July 7, 2012.  Today I celebrate 25 years since my  successful kidney transplant at Vancouver General Hospital. I had always enjoyed good health growing up, so it was shock to me at 18 years old to have myself … Continue reading

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