Dear donor family,
Hello, I wanted to write to you to say thank you for the kidney and pancreas that was donated by your loved one. When I heard how young they were it broke my heart and I felt very sad for them and for you but because of their donation, I have been given a second chance and there is no way I can say thank you enough.
I am 41 and was diagnosed with diabetes when I was 20 years old. Living with diabetes was very hard at first but you get used to it after 21 years. A little over a year ago I was diagnosed with stage 5 kidney failure due to my diabetes and had to be put on dialysis almost immediately.
Because of your loved ones donation, I am no longer on dialysis and am no longer a diabetic which in itself is very hard to get used to. Even though it has been just over a month since my surgery I plan on living my life the best I can because of my second chance.
So again, thanks to you and your loved one for giving me another chance at a normal life, I will never forget it.