Something amazing happened recently! When my younger brother John was 9 years old, we discovered that he had only one kidney and that it was the size of a newborn’s kidney and only partially functional. He has been on dialysis ever since. Infections and other significant complications over the past year caused us to decide to pursue a transplant for him over ongoing dialysis.
After waiting for about 8 months with no news, he suddenly received a call a few weeks ago telling him to go to the hospital immediately for a kidney that might be made available to him. The first two kidneys that they called him in for went to other patients. On the third try, however, John finally received his new kidney!
He has gone home and has been recovering well. Aside from the usual post-surgery soreness, he is doing remarkably well and regaining his health! We are so excited to see his health continue to improve!