“I am now 65 and have a completely new and joyful outlook on life!”

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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 of many years of struggling with high blood pressure. I was on dialysis for 6+ years and I am so happy to have my life back. Dialysis is literally a full time job!

Since the transplant, I have been able to do many of the things that I did as a younger man. My energy level is such that I can go about my daily activities without feeling exhausted and depressed. I am now 65 and have a completely new and joyful outlook on life! You and your loved one made it possible for me to experience treasured time with my 8-year-old granddaughter. We go to parks, movies, pizza parlors and much mor e. Just the simple things in life are now a joy to do…walking my small dog, spending time with my son and daughter, sleeping peacefully, knowing I will wake up energized and looking forward to my day. Everything has changed in such a wonderful way!

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,
Your Recipient