Friday, October 5, 2007

Found Out

Yesterday, my 32-year-old brother had a pancreas transplant.

He found out Monday he made the transplant list.

He found out yesterday morning there was a pancreas available.

This morning, at the hospital, we found out it came from a 17-year-old boy.

And I also found out that, after reviewing my brother's file (who was diagnosed with insulin-dependent Diabetes at age 12, and who last year lost his sight and subsequently his job and insurance, to the disease) the University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital decided to cover all his costs.

Every last penny.

What are the words for that?

There so many, but one in particular:

Grateful.

6 comments:

stronger said...

Oh wow. Congrats to your whole family.

Cindy Jo said...

Best wishes to your brother and your entire family! What an amazing thing to happen. You're in my thoughts!

Duane said...

Very great! Hope the surgery went well.

Andra Sue said...

Oh my gosh, what an amazing ending to an otherwise sad story! I hope your brother is doing well. :)

Brent Buckner said...

Wow, that's great news.
Hope recovery goes well.

momo said...

omg, megan! this is awesome! i don't even know what else to say - awesome, totally awesome.