DL Life Logo - - - - 121,159 AMERICANS ARE CANDIDATES ON THE UNOS TRANSPLANT WAIT LIST DL Life Logo 100,376 waiting for a kidney DL Life Logo 14,753 wait-listed for a liver DL Life Logo 1,029 waiting for a pancreasDL Life Logo 1,924 needing a Kidney-PancreasDL Life Logo 4,156 waiting for a life-saving heartDL Life Logo 1,469 waiting for a lungDL Life Logo 42 waiting for a heart-lungDL Life Logo 269 waiting for small bowelDL Life Logo One organ donor has the opportunity to save up to 8 lives DL Life Logo One tissue donor has the opportunity to save and -or enhance the lives of 50 or more individuals DL Life Logo An average of 22 people die everyday while waiting for a transplant. DL Life Logo You have the power to SAVE Lives by becoming an organ, eye and tissue donor, so what are you waiting for? To learn how to register click HEREDL Life Logo

Monday, April 25, 2016

Heart transplant is a rebirth of sorts for Fort Wayne man


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Whether it’s taking a walk in the park, spending time with his grandson, and even performing household chores, Michael Steadman is cherishing every experience.

Steadman’s heart began to fail three years ago. He got weak, could barely climb the stairs, and was exhausted all the time. Things gradually got worse, and last year doctors told him he’d need a transplant. He expected to be on the waiting list for months – maybe even years – but within 5 days he got the call.

That was in July of 2015. He’s still on the road to recovery and doing everything he can to stay active and healthy.

“I don’t get another chance to, like, take this back to Walmart and get another heart,” explained Steadman. “So I want to take care of this one.”

Steadman recently celebrated his 57th birthday but considers the heart transplant a rebirth of sorts. Continue reading 
You have the power to SAVE Lives
Please register as an organ, eye and tissue donor today.
In California:
Donate LIFE California | Done VIDA California
Organ Donor | Donate Life America
...to ensure donation happens, please share your donation decision with your family. At stake is the legacy you plan to leave.

No comments: