I'm pleased to introduce you to Josh from Georgia, a stranger to me who wrote to say he's been enjoying Chopped Liver as he embarks on his own search for the organ that will save his life -- like my brother, he suffers from PSC and may need to rely on a live donor for the transplant he needs. Josh's blog, My Hepatic Times, is his outlet for sharing his emotions, positive and negative, as he goes through this process. I encourage you to check it out if you're interested in reading what it's like to be on the other side of a story such as mine.
Although my brother and I are close, Joe is a relatively private guy. (Note, no blog!) So Josh's articulate posts have given me a valuable window to the range of emotions that people in his and Joe's positions go through. God bless the Internet. And more important, Josh and all his family.
In January 2006 I successfully donated half my liver to my brother, Joe. This blog began in November 2005, when I was just a hopeful donor candidate, and continues today as a vehicle for sharing my experience and building community among past, current, and would-be live organ donors and transplant recipients. Thank you for stopping by. All content on this blog, including images and text unless otherwise cited, is copyright (c) 2005-2007, Becky Waller. All rights reserved.
In 2007 I founded the Greatest Gift Foundation, which provides information and support to living organ donors throughout their transplant experience. I'm in Minneapolis, when I'm not traveling the country meeting with transplant teams. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.