Sunday, April 16, 2006

EASTER STORY

Meghan got a ride home from school for Easter weekend with a sorority sister, Meghan G. A year ago, Meghan G's dad was put on a list for a new liver. Recently, his name went to the top of the list. As I understand it, that means his health had deteriorated to the point it was becoming urgent, but he was still healthy enough to undergo the surgery.

They got a call early on Easter morning that a new liver became available.

The entire range of meaning of that was not lost on anyone. While Meghan G's family has been given new hope, another family is suffering on this Easter Sunday.

He is undergoing the surgery right now. God be with him and his family as they go through this. God be with the donor's family while they suffer their loss, and bless them for making the decision that has helped other families.

UPDATE: The surgery went well. Hopefully, all others benefitting from the generosity of the donor and his/her family are doing as well.

9 comments:

Kafaleni said...

{{{{Meghan G's Dad}}}}

God bless us all, everyone!

Yes, I know that's Christmassy, but it just seems appropriate

neophyte said...

*goosebumps*

(sure it's a verb, if you use your imagination: I goosebumped while reading the blog)

It sure evokes a range of emotions, doesn't it?

Everybody, make sure you sign your donor card. And tell your family.

neophyte said...

I was very sure in my last post, wasn't I?

Peri said...

Very ambiguous feelings about this. Mostly, glad for Meghan G and family. Bless the donor and family.

What Neo said.

Kafaleni said...

Definitely tell your family.. don't know about the US, but in NZ, even with a signed donor card, you need next-of-kin consent after your death before they can donate your organs, and it's a really emotional time for them (or so you'd hope!).. so tell em what you want NOW.

Also.. if you don't want to be cremated, tell them that, also.. because the thought creeps me out. My parents already know this, and they're fine with it, but it pays to let people know.

Annie Where-but-here said...

Thank goodness for the donor family! Hopefully they can get some sort of relief from their loss knowing that they helped another person live!
I don't understand why more people aren't organ donors. You can't take it with you.

Sarah O. said...

...Everything that everyone else said.

It's so surreal that we can give life to others...

insomniac said...

Kaf. - i think it's the same here, so like she said, clear with your spouse/significant other/ now! My Mrs. wants to have her body donated to the med. school, the thought of med students pawing her naked body (or bits of it) bothered me for a while...

Tramp said...

I'm at a loss for words.

How appropriate it was a holiday involving the church and prayer.