Liver transplant recipient spreads Florida organ donation awareness

Caitlin Bradley, 23, of Palm Coast, Florida was one of the 123.000 people waiting for organs.

She was diagnosed with auto-immune hepatitis at the age of 15, and she was away at college her liver started shutting down. She needed a liver transplant.

“When you’re on a transplant list, there’s no guarantee,” she said. “I mean, there’s no promise. People wait five years, 10 years.”

On April 12, 2013, she received the gift of life. Her donor was JT Townsend, a 9-year old boy whose life was taken in a well-publicized auto accident.

“I always say, ‘The greatest hero I never knew was the organ donor who saved my life,’” Bradley said. Continue reading