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To the family of my uncle's heart donor:

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by BrokenChain, Dec 10, 2005.

  1. BrokenChain

    BrokenChain Monkey

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    While I don't know much about your lost loved one, I know that in his passing, he managed to help save my uncle. I am so sorry for your loss, but I am overjoyed that he is now part of my family. I will never be able to express in words, just how much your contribution means to us, but I can tell you that when my day comes, I want to make someone's family as happy as you have made mine. Thank you.
     

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  2. Cooter Brown

    Cooter Brown Turbo Monkey

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    very cool post man, very cool
     
  3. Changleen

    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    Um, Unless they all come on the Monkey, why don't you actually write a letter to them?
     
  4. BrokenChain

    BrokenChain Monkey

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    I would, but unfortunately, I don't know who they are. Neither do the surgeons. We won't be able to find out who the family is unless they want to meet us. In the off chance one of them is on the monkey, I hope they see this.
     
  5. HOOWAH

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    someone gave my uncle a heart 12 years ago and he is still alive but now struggling some. He got to see his daughters get married, meet his grandchildren, and catch about 1,500 trout. good luck to your uncle and always remember the donor and their family.
     
  6. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    :rolleyes:

    Recepient's families are never given the donor's information. Conflict of interest, and too many emotions run rampant.

    I'm glad to hear your uncle is okay, man. Must be a pretty amazing thing to have a family member's life be saved like that.
     
  7. Batman

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    Very cool, very ****ing cool.
     
  8. TreeSaw

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    Very cool! I hope that you are able to thank them in person someday.
     
  9. BrokenChain

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    Thanks all for the kind words. The past few days have been pretty crazy to say the least. Some more good news, they brought him out of his coma today, have taken away two of his blood pressure medications, and are talking about moving him out of the ICU by the end of the week! I'd say he's doing pretty well for someone who was knocking on Death's door less than a week ago. One thing I just realized: My uncle is probably the biggest Beatles fan out there, and the donor heart became available on the 25th annivesary of John Lennon's assination.
     
  10. rpk1988

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    Wow. That is extremely similar. Glad to hear you uncle is getting better.