“Thank you for giving me my life back”

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Dear Donor Family,

I have been having trouble on how to write this letter of appreciation. My kidney transplant is the most monumental thing to happen to me. It has left me overwhelmed at times I have felt at least 50 levels of joy and appreciation. I also feel a Profound Sadness and a sense of suffering and loss.

Before my transplant I had missed my nephews wedding. My husband who I have been married to for 35 years loved to travel and long drives in the rain, and sometimes stayed out for days. All of this came to a stop when I lost my kidney. It seems my whole life became so small I was so sick every other day…

My donor family has made it possible to maybe one day see my grandchildren too see my grown sons age and my beautiful daughter I will be able to be with her in our old age. My husband and I will grow old together as planned all those many years ago… I can live again as I did playing with my dogs, working in my garden, planting flowers…

How do you say thank you to someone for giving you all this back? The words seem so inadequate for how I feel.. But I do thank you with every fiber of my being and I promise to take such good care of myself as I have a debt that I intend to honor and respect for the rest of my Life.. Thank you for giving me my life back..

A very grateful and humbled recipient