Dad From Upstate In Need of New Heart Gets Donor Just in Time

WSPA | Krystyne Brown

An organ donor comes just in time, as an Easter miracle for one family from the Upstate.

A 39-year-old man from Anderson who’s battled cancer and congestive heart failure for years was on a long wait list for a new heart. His health was on a decline.

Brandon McNeely’s family says he was preparing himself to go home in hospice care if doctors couldn’t find the right donor match for a new heart.

They finally got the good news on Good Friday.

“We went all in,” Kimberly McNeely, Brandon’s wife said. “It was a terrifying moment.”

Brandon is a stay-at-home dad, husband and before his health declined, he was a business owner. He was diagnosed with bone cancer when he was just a little boy and underwent chemotherapy in Greenville. Doctors say the treatment is what lead to his congestive heart failure 6 years ago. Continue reading