Two-Time Liver Transplant Recipient Knows Value Of Organ Donation

WLTX | Alma McCarty

Clemmons, NC (WFMY) - Ever since she was 6-years-old, diagnosed with an autoimmune incurable disease, Amanda Pearson knew the value of life - because life for her was not guaranteed without an organ donor.

“My autoimmune disease, there is no cure. There's no medicine. And so, organ transplant is – and was - my cure,” she said.

She had her first liver transplant at 15, and then a second one was needed this year. However, several scheduled transplants had fallen through. Pearson describes one incident in July.

“I got as far as to the hospital, admitted, and under anesthesia. They were so close to surgery and the surgeon called it off,” she said.

Then in October - it was a go.

“I knew in my bones that God had a plan for me and I was learning patience and learning trust, and I knew this was going to be it,” she said. Continue reading

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