In yesterday's St. Louis Post-Dispatch, columnist Sylvester Brown, Jr. writes a very sweet story about Theresa, who had just completed a (so-far) successful liver donation for an infant named Megan who was a stranger to her. I appreciated how he captured honestly some of the ups and downs that both sides went through in the process leading up to the surgery. Theresa and Megan are doing well so far, he reports. You can read the story here. My thoughts and well wishes to both families!
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.