Midland Daily News | Cheryl Wade
Back then, Midlander Hafelein, in a short video called “Waiting to Live,” called those memories “things that I do not do anymore” and said his limitations involved “pretty much everything.”
Now, Hafelein can do those things, thanks to an unknown donor whose death gave him a new chance at life.
For his wife Bridget, simply having him around is wonderful.
“We thank the donor every night, and the donor’s family, for giving us the second chance,” she said in the video, made to promote organ donation through Gift of Life Michigan. The short video chronicles Jason’s journey from struggling for breath to coming home with a new pair of working lungs.