Monday, September 29, 2008

A simple miracle...

I told you that Eddie was an organ donor, but what I didn't tell you was exactly how powerful and awe-inspiring God can be. Now that everything has unfolded I feel like I need to finish telling you the whole story.

We have an older couple in our church whose 23 year old granddaughter, Erin, has been waiting to receive a new liver for quite some time. She had her first liver transplant when she was 2 years old, and it was well-past time to receive another one. She had been moved to the top of the priority list because of how sick she was. When it was confirmed that Eddie was no longer with us, and the organ nurse came in to discuss options with Karen, Eddie's liver was mentioned.

It was a God thing...

After running the tests, it was confirmed that it was a 100% match between Eddie and Erin and the decision was made to proceed with the transplant. The operation started at 2:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, and is usually a 7 hour operation. Her surgery only took 5 hours because the doctor said it was the most successful transplant he had ever done. The liver began operating immediately, and although Erin has a long recovery ahead of her, the operation was a true success.

It was a God thing...

Skeptics and non-believers may think that the story above is nothing more than a simple coincidence. I greatly disagree. The mathematical odds of a transplant donor and a blood relative of the recipient being members of the same church have got to be astronomical. I can't tell you the joy it brings to know that while we are so sad and grieving over the loss of Eddie, that we are in just in awe that Eddie had one more surprise for us, just waiting for when it was his time to go. It is nothing short of a true miracle how things transpired, but then again...it was a God thing.

1 random thoughts:

McCrory Family said...

Oh WOW! GOD IS AWESOME!! What a testimony that HIS plans and ways are so much greater than our own. Thank you for sharing this story. It made me boo hoo like a little baby. How is Karen??

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