Spectrum News: Mercyhealth Honors Organ Donation

JANESVILLE (SPECTRUM NEWS) — It’s organ donation month and Monday morning, Mercyhealth Janesville held a special service to honor the most precious gift of all, the gift of life.  Two individuals shared their stories of receiving donor organs.

‘You know a feeling of proudness…not only as a health care professional, but as a recipient,’ Mercyhealth OR Nursing Director Mary Remley said.

20 years ago, the Type 1 Diabetes sufferer got a new kidney.  Although it happened on April Fool’s Day, it was no joke.

‘Absolutely it changed my whole world, I went from 0 to 60,’  she said.  The nurse no longer felt tired and was able to complete her BA & Masters in nursing.

Milton’s Robert Roy also shared his story of suffering from non-alcohol related liver disease.  When it became cancerous a few years ago, he had pieces of it removed and needed a new liver.  Luckily, three years ago, one became available and he’s had no rejection.

‘It’s really, really a gift of life…and I can’t tell you how grateful I am to the family who made that sacrifice for me.’​

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