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post #11 of 116 (permalink) Old 01-19-2016, 04:53 PM
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I met a girl who went to my church when she was little. At the time, she needed surgery on her jaw, and was unable to speak. Since then, she's had the surgery, and is making up for lost time! 'gab,gab,gab,gab,gab,gab,gab gab,gibby, gibby, gab!'
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post #12 of 116 (permalink) Old 01-20-2016, 01:15 AM
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I had a phone interview for a great paying job with a great company in IT! I don't graduate until May but they said they'd work around my school schedule. The phone interview went fantastic so just waiting to hear back about an in-person interview... fingers crossed!
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On January 18, 2012, I waited at the Nebraska Medical Center all day to find out if a potential matching cadaver kidney would come to Omaha, if it would be medically cleared, and if it would be a close enough match for me to receive.

(Due to previous transplants and transfusions, my body had built up antibodies that gave me essentially 0% chance of having a kidney match, but still a chance - similar to lottery odds)

The kidneys did come to Omaha as I was the longest waiting person on the list of the matching locations (I had been on the list 17 years). The kidney, though not perfect, was medically cleared. The three potential recipients who had been invited to the med center were narrowed to two, one for each kidney.

That night, I underwent the transplant surgery and on January 19, 2012 - four years ago yesterday - I received that "gift of life", which is still working great today.

I'll always be thankful to the family of the donor who made the decision to allow his body parts to be transplanted, and I hope I can pay that forward in some way.


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post #14 of 116 (permalink) Old 01-20-2016, 11:29 PM
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Happy 4th anniversary, NC.... That was truly a wondrous gift the donor passed on to you!

Congrats on the job, Mandy.
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Jeff, A VERY Happy Kidney transplant anniversary to you!
And Wishing you, many, many more!
HUGS!
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An everyday family name; A particular name;
And the name but the Cat Himself Knows, and will never confess." T.S. Eliot
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Organ donation is such a great final gift...the gift of life for sure! Happy anniversary, Jeff!

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post #17 of 116 (permalink) Old 02-01-2016, 06:00 PM
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I GOT THE JOB! I am going from a minimum-wage, crappy job to a well-paid, salaried position in my field of study with full benefits. I am ECSTATIC! No more "broke college student" for me. My kitties will be getting extra spoiled, that's for sure!
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Congratulations Mandy! Big day, first "real" job.


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Great work on landing the perfect job!!!

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post #20 of 116 (permalink) Old 02-05-2016, 03:25 PM
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Thanks so much, Jeff and Deb! I am excited but VERY nervous! I start the 15th for training, training is 4-6 weeks.
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