January 19, 2022
My father was shot on January 14th, 2022 along with his girlfriend. She died immediately and my dad survived, alone and injured for many hours. He was kept alive on a ventilator for 5 days. With no chance of survival, Dad took his last breath on 1/19/2022. He had just turned 59 years old.
The gift of his left kidney was given to a woman in her 60s who I hope is now living a happy and healthy life.
Many donor families find that corresponding with the transplant recipient or recipients can be a powerful experience. Donor families can take comfort in sharing stories and sending well wishes to those who live on because of their loved one.
Should you choose to connect, we're here to help. Letters and cards can be a tremendous gift to both the donor families and recipients. To protect everyone, we provide guidelines for communication. Names remain confidential unless both parties agree to share those with one another, and we provide a correspondence address. We are happy to share sample letters to help you get started.
For more information about corresponding with recipients, please call us at 615-564-3649.
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