Becoming a Living Organ Donor
In 2020, more than 5,700 people became living organ donors. On June 22, 2021, I became one too. I think about the hundreds of little details that had to come together to make this happen, going back to marrying Steve 7 years ago, and of course all of life that led up to that union. A marriage which God used to put a mama's prayer in front of a perfect match for her son.
There has to be someone out there that reads this post that is inspired to be a life saver for you, Alan. I pray for a donor to step forward. Six years is an eternity to be connected to those machines. And thank God for them keeping you alive. Please world, my son needs a kidney. There has got to be a live donor match for you soon.
Seven month's after that prayer was penned, Alan was freed from dialysis. Perhaps that's the way of the journeys that really matter, they start long before we are ever aware.
God hears our prayers and sometimes invites us to join Him in the answering.
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This started as a private blog to help document my kidney donation journey and the theological, biblical, and ethical considerations for organ donation. It is shared with you here in hopes it might help with your own journeys of discernment and surrender.