Lara Moss, Transplant Recipient
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I truly have been given a second chance...
On Christmas Day, I received a kidney and a pancreas from a donor. This ended 30 years of being a diabetic and over 2 years on dialysis, while trying to raise my son that my husband and I adopted the week before I found out I was in End Stage Renal Disease.
I can now be the mom that I had always dreamed about being. Due to dialysis, I couldn’t put my son to bed, answer his middle of the night cries, or be there for him when he woke up. I truly have been given a second chance not only for myself, but for my family.
Words can never be enough to thank my donor and his family for honoring his wishes at that time of year. It will always be my Christmas miracle – one I will never remember because I was in surgery, but also one I will never forget.