I would like to share something with
everyone, something that I think you will appreciate. I'm originally from
is El Salvador. At the age of 5 months, on May 8, 1980, I was adopted by
two loving parents from the United States. During the 5 months that I was
in El Salvador, the country was going through its own Civil War. The orphanage
that I was at didn't have the necessities an infant needs to be properly
taken care of. Therefore, my parents were sending money down to them so
I could get that care. Unfortunately, the money was being used towards
weapons for underground criminals. When my parents arrived to take me to
my new home, I was very malnourished. I was very sick with various illnesses
throughout my childhood because of this. My Mom was taking me to doctors'
appointments because of things varying from ear infections to strep throat.
I even needed to be hospitalized for asthma. Not much was known about asthma
back then, so many doctors couldn't figure out what was wrong with me.
My Mom would spend the day at the hospital with me and my Dad would come
to the hospital at night. Every night they would sit in my hospital room
while I slept.
In 1985, my Mom found out that she was suffering
from diabetes and needed to be on insulin. Twenty-four years later, she
found out that her kidneys were failing due to the aforementioned reason.
She needed a kidney transplant. Immediately, I told my Dad that I would
be willing to donate my kidney to her. My parents, being the loving parents
that they are, didn't want me to go through a procedure like that. Blood
relatives offered, but due to their own medical complications, they were
unable to do so. I kept on pursuing to be tested in order to find out if
I would be an organ and tissue match for my Mom. From July of 2009 to September
of 2009, my Mom and I were going through many tests to see if this would
be the case. In October of 2009, we as a family learned that my Mom and
I were a perfect tissue and organ match.
On Monday, October 12, 2009, we had the surgery.
It was a complete success! The doctor said the surgery went very well and
there were no complications! It is now over a year later, and the kidney
is working very well! I like to tell everyone this story, not because I
want to sound like a hero,(I believe G-d did all the work. I just volunteered)
but because I want people out in the world to know that miracles do happen!
Around the time that this was happening, my Dad emailed our local news
station (without my Mom's or my own knowledge at first). The station interviewed
us on the miracle and another station followed. I would like to show you
the links that were posted on YouTube:
I hope everyone enjoys this miracle, just as much
as I enjoyed doing this for my Mom!