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Monday, August 08, 2005

Shari Received a Liver Transplant

For the past few weeks we’ve been following the story of Shari who was in urgent need of a liver transplant. She has received a donor liver and is in stable condition in ICU. Thanks for your thoughts & prayers at this difficult time.


GOOD NEWS: SHARI RECEIVED A NEW LIVER!
We are pleased to announce that Shari finally received the liver transplant she so desperately needed. Her doctor finished the surgery Saturday night and said that it went very well. She is still recovering in the ICU, but is stable.

We just wanted to thank everyone for the unbelievable outpouring of love, support and prayers over the past three weeks. It has been an amazing source of comfort and inspiration and we have been touched by the kindness of strangers and friends alike. Shari will be overwhelmed when she learns the extent of the efforts that took place on her behalf across the nation.

We are forever grateful to the donor’s family for this amazing gift and our thoughts are with them during this difficult time.

We hope that Shari’s situation has helped to draw attention to organ donation and that it will encourage those who may not have considered it before to become an organ donor. According to UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing), there are over almost 90,000 people in the United States waiting for a life-saving organ transplant, with more than 17,000 awaiting a liver, illustrating the importance of organ donation. We know how hard the waiting can be and truly hope that everyone continues to spread the word for this urgent need so that other families can experience the joy that we are feeling today.

Thanks again,
Shari’s Family, Friends & Colleagues

1 comment:

Diane; AL said...

Congrats to Shari!!
My thoughts are with her and her family.