“I have been able to look forward to being a grandparent”

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Dear Donor Family,

I am writing to thank you for the organ donation from your loved one. I am very sorry for your loss, and I want you to know that your gift has given me a chance to live a normal, productive life.

I needed a transplant because I am a 40+ year type 1 diabetic. In spite of my diligent control my kidneys started to fail approx 20 years ago. I’ve been on the transplant list since 1996.

Since the transplant, I have been able to look forward to being a grandparent and living a longer life with my beautiful new wife. You and your loved one made it possible for me to experience a more normal life and enjoying my days with my family and friends.

For this, I am very grateful to you and your loved one. My family and I will always remember your act of kindness and generosity. I will cherish my gift for the rest of my life.

Thank you,