Thursday, October 1, 2015

Man celebrates 20th anniversary of sister's lifesaving gift

Chicago Tribune | Denise Moran

Every Oct. 3, since 1995, Hap Seyller has given his sister, Sandy Eberly, a dozen roses. (Courtesy of Sandy Eberly / HANDOUT)

Every Oct. 3 for the past 20 years, Walter "Hap" Seyller has given his sister, Sandy Eberly, a dozen roses. He also takes Sandy and her family out for dinner.

On Oct. 3, 1995, Sandy gave her brother the gift of life when she donated one of her kidneys during an organ transplant operation at Chicago Rush Presbyterian Hospital.

"Sandy has been my angel," Hap said.

When the anniversary reaches a five-year mark, Hap holds a special celebration at his home in Kingston. Five years ago, he said the event drew 250 people. Sandy had T-shirts made up during the first anniversary that she and her brother have worn for later anniversaries of the operation. Continue reading

 

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