How do I say Thank You?

United States
July 20, 2008 11:01am CST
Ive been on dialysis for a year and a half now. I have many trials and tribulations along the way but the biggest one is my husband has my matching blood type and won't go get tested to be my donor! Ive agonized over this and thought my best bet would to be to divorce him cause that just isn't what love is to me. Well as a mother I am worried sick I won't get to watch me grow up and graduate from high school or go on to college etc. Its a really hard thing to have to live with day in and day out. I have a friend who is also a mother of 4 and understands my fears (as a mother) and has decided she wants to get tested to be my donor. Ive had many people say "I'll give you my kidney" but then never followed up on that so when I hear that these days I am skeptical. Its real easy to say but no one ever really means it. Last night her husband came over to talk to me about her decision and to let me know she is serious about this. She discussed it with her husbnad and her mother so now I am just taken back with gratefulness that there is someone out there who is so unselfish to say I love you enough to go through this with you. You can't imagine how many tears have fallen in the last 18 hours because of her beautiful gesture. How could I ever say thank you for this? Where would I begin to show her how thankful and grateful I am at her gift of LIFE? Not only is she going to offer up her kidney but she's also gonna give me her bone marrow. She's doing all this with a brand new baby! How could I ever day Thank You?
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3 responses
• United States
20 Jul 08
I am so sorry about your situation! I suppose he has his reasons, but I believe you only need a part if a kidney for a transplant. Is he just selfish, or uninformed? I don't know. You are very fortunate to have such a good friend! That is something to be grateful for. If your friend has any questions about donating bone marrow, she can email me and I will be happy to answer any questions as I was a donor myself...and it is very easy and nearly painless for the donor. I think the way you thank someone like her is to take good care of yourself and live your life:) I know that's all I wanted from my sister when I donated bone marrow for her. I don't know how to private message, but I have something I would like to share with you, so you can email me at basschickjess@yahoo.com, or private message me here. Whatever you do, take care of YOU and your children and never give up. Miracles happen!! Jess
@dmcollie (218)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Life gives us many tribulations and trials. Thank You is two of the greatest words in this world. You have to make sure that you work hard and live life to the fullest. Be a friend that she deserves and be there when she needs you. God bless and good luck.
• Lubbock, Texas
20 Jul 08
Thank you is only two words, but it has much meaning behind it. Be sure to speak those two words to her. Then live your life to the fullest in memory of that act of love and kindness from a true friend.