The Gift of a Lifetime

Recommend This Site
Glossary
Questions and Feedback

Waiting for the Gift: Story 3

Faith and Courage Meet

Story by Joel Swerdlow, Photos by Russell Sparkman

Rick Williams prays for the "departed soul" of the donor as he prepares for his heart transplant. He thinks that he is ready, but in the operating room he finds that the need for faith and courage comes from unexpected events. In the meantime, Gary continues to recover from his kidney transplant, while a husband decides to spare his wife what could easily be years of waiting for a kidney from a deceased donor, by giving her one of his own.

Read Full Story

 
 
Recommend This Story
Download a Donor Card

Presenting SponsorsSupporting SponsorsInformation

Coalition on Donation logoMusculoskeletal Transplant Foundation logo
Barr Laboratories logo
Statline, Inc. logo
Gift of Life Donor Program logo
NATCO logo