Live liver donation is in the news in Pittsburgh, where Fox News correspondent Catherine Herridge is having surgery today to donate for her infant son, Peter. Thanks to Catherine's colleague Greta Van Susteren, host of On the Record, the story is also in the news all over the country. Greta wrote about Catherine and Peter on her own blog, GretaWire, and emails immediately began pouring in from people all over who can empathize from first-hand experience.
I joined them this morning, dropping a note to Greta to ask her to get word to Catherine about Chopped Liver, so she knows there is at least one other donor (scratch that -- two donors, right Terry?) who understand what she is going through and are willing to share and connect. Please join me in sending positive vibes and prayers to Catherine and Peter today and ongoing.
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 email@example.com.