JAN 26th, 1988.
On this date, when I was but 19, my mother gave me one of her kidneys. Note transplant scar on my left. On that same day, an unsuspecting teenage boy turned 15, unaware that 23 years later, he would donate one of his kidneys to the wife he had not yet met. Note transplant scar on my right.
Every day, I get to tell my Kevin how grateful I am he saved my life. Today, I get to tell both of them.
Thank you, Mum. Thank you, Kevin. Because of you, I have lived 28 years longer than I should have.
Thank you, Mum for giving me life.
Thank you, Kevin, for sharing my life.
And thank you both, for saving my life.
Today is the greatest day. I am one of the lucky ones.