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Amy McFarlin

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Ziva says…..Register to be an Organ Donor! She is dressed in her Green tutu and her Transplant House of Cleveland tshirt!

My Story

It was a regular day in the office for me as a transplant coordinator when I received the call from my doctor that changed my life-Go to the Emergency Room. After a prolonged hospital stay, I was diagnosed with Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis that put me in kidney failure and was told I would need a kidney transplant. Talk about shock! I had been working in transplant for 10 years and the last thing I had ever thought was that I would be on the other end, the one needing a transplant. Fast forward just about 2 yrs and I was blessed and honored to have a wonderful friend donate her kidney to me. You can’t explain the feelings that you experience having someone be willing to do such a selfless and kind act to save your life. It really puts things in perspective. Now, 6 years later and I remain grateful for the 2nd chance at life and try to live every day to the fullest.