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A Letter to Stanley's Donor Family on the First Anniversary of His Liver Transplant

Left: Stanley right before he went into surgery. Right: Stanley this morning.

Today is Stanley's first liverversary, and we wanted to share the letter we sent to his donor family a few weeks ago. While we have much to celebrate and we're so grateful for how far he's come, we will always remember that Stanley wouldn't be here without the compassion of strangers who chose organ donation at the most difficult time in their life. 

Dear donor family,

Setbacks and Staying Strong

Another Step Closer to Going Home

Status of Donor Evaluation and a Very Special Thank You!

Dear Stanley Supporters,

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Yesterday, I completed my donor evaluation. The doctors saw something in my bloodwork that needs further testing, so a liver biopsy is being set up for Monday and we'll hopefully receive the results by the end of next week. Once they confirm my liver is healthy, we can schedule the transplant, which could take place as soon as the following week, depending on operating room availability. In the meantime, Stanley is on the transplant list, and a good organ could come through any day. If one does, then he will be brought immediately to the hospital for the transplant.

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