His name is Jerry, he was 18 years old for only 24 days and he is our hero. Last night, I spoke with Jerry's mom and she told me her son's story. On December 5th, 2010 he told his mom he wanted to be a organ donor should anything ever happen.
One short month later it did. His final act in life was being a hero and he saved Marty's life. I hope it brings his mom some peace and comfort knowing he lives on inside of Marty. We talked for about 45 minutes in a very emotion filled phone call. We hope this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
This is about all I will be sharing for now. I want to respect his family's privacy and not share anymore details. I will ask you to please pray for his mother and siblings. This has been very hard for them and they need a lot of support.
I told her that thousands of people read my blog and have been praying for her for a very long time. I think that was a comfort to her and quite a surprise. It was quite shocking to check my voicemail yesterday and hear her message. I had been told by my dear friend Andrea that it would come out of the blue and she was right. The donor's mom just got the letter yesterday.
This is all very new to all of us and really a lot to process. We are hoping she will agree to meet with us and meet Marty face to face. He hasn't spoken with her yet and needed some time to process the information also. This is all I will share, I had to share something with you all since you have been such a support. I wanted you to know about the contact.
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