While most of what we send out is tough news — as that’s what TSL and FFCC was created for — so we can learn, there are times when we have some related good news to share.
You may recall we sent out a “MAYDAY” from Jeff E. of the Anchorage (Alaska) FD as Jeff was “backed” into a corner, needing a kidney transplant.
We received this message from Jeff this morning:
“I just found out this a.m. that I have passed all the tests and have a donor with surgery scheduled for next week – so life just got a little hectic. I wanted to make sure to thank everybody who took the time to share their experiences, support and kidney offers. It was amazing as well as overwhelming how much support I got from all over the country. I do not know who my donor is and am not going to try and find out – whoever it is – but thank you/them from the bottom of my heart for what they are doing. Just a couple of weeks ago my Nephrologist was pushing for me to get on dialysis, which I didn’t want to have to do – and less than a week later I got the call “we might have a kidney for you”. What an amazing trip it’s been.
Thank you all again, myself and my family are very appreciative of all of you!
Take care Jeff”
There are a lot of you on The Secret List from the United States, Canada and around the world, so if you are the donor — outstanding. You answered the MAYDAY. And as Jeff said — thanks to everyone who turned out to offer, support and encourage.
We’ll keep you advised when we hear from Jeff post surgery. Nothing but best wishes, good karma and prayers to Jeff and his family for a great outcome.
And please take a look at DONATE LIFE for additional ways to help:
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.
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