On Sunday afternoon, January 10th, we will be welcoming our 100th transplant family to our apartments. In a short 3-1/2 years, we have literally exploded! Our patients have ranged in age from newborn to 74 years old. Their transplants have been hearts, lungs livers and kidneys. And just recently, we began accepting bone marrow and stem cell patients. It’s been an incredible ride, made possible by so many people. We are humbled by all of the support we have received. I only wish I could convey the gratefulness of our patients and caregivers for everything that family, friends and total strangers have contributed to accomplish our vision of providing patients a “bridge to life” while recovering from their organ transplant.
Our journey began from a tragic point in time, when we lost our Jeff due to the lack of transplant. But by God’s mercy, we have taken that tragedy and made something good from it. Jeff is looking down from his special place in heaven with his signature smile saying, “good job mom, dad and Brad and thanks to everyone that has played a part in this adventure!”