Homer News | Michael Armstrong
Now he's hoping for an equally amazing gift. The gift Campbell waits for might come next month when he visits the University of Washington Medical Center to see if he qualifies to go on the donor list to receive a liver.
On Sept. 11, days after his 43rd birthday, Campbell became deathly ill with chest pains. After exploratory surgery and a difficult recovery, he wound up taking a LifeMed Learjet to Seattle — a $75,000 air ambulance ride.
Eventually he got the diagnosis: end-stage liver failure. In mid-October, doctors gave him a one-in-four chance of living 90 days. What caused his liver disease, no one knows for certain.
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