Offering Thanks

It isn’t every day that we get to thank God for miracles.  Today is an exception.

My Uncle Bill has kidney disease, and has been on dialysis since August.  He’s only 56 years old, and in excellent health otherwise.  He played football at Wheaton College — just one mile from where I live now — and he looks like he could still suit up and play, right now (he weighs less today than he did then).

His wife Betsy is a genetic match and so they were told she could potentially donate a kidney, and they’d pinned their hopes on that.  Later, they were given the devastating news that a previous health concern with her would prevent her from donating.

But new doctors and hospitals changed that diagnosis.  As it turns out, the previous health concern was trivial, and she was cleared as a donor a couple of weeks ago.

Yesterday they did the transplant surgery, and it was deemed an immediate success, and both are recovering today.

I just want to offer my thanks to God, for a gift of life for my uncle, his wife, and his 3 kids.

One day at a time, and today is a great day!

1 comment
  1. Mike said:

    Congrats, JB. That’s awesome.