My name is Patrick, and I am asking for your help to save my life.
I have had primary sclerosing cholangitis and autoimmune hepatitis for 15 years and have managed to maintain a decent quality of life. However, within the last year my liver diseases have entered the end-stage and I find myself in need of a liver transplant.
I am 58 years along have been happily married for 32 years. My wife and I have made the most of the last 15 years by traveling, hiking or just sightseeing. I read a lot, enjoy gardening and play video games all of which help take my mind off of my health. As those years have gone by it has become noticeable harder for me to do what I once could. As hard as it is for me to admit, the truth is my health will not be getting better as time goes on.
While I am on the deceased liver transplant list that can take many years and my health will degrade has that time goes by. A living liver transplant, with blood type A or O, would allow me a better chance of a higher quality of life.
The most difficult thing about waiting for a liver transplant is not knowing if I will ever receive one, because it not only affects me it affects my wife and extended family. I never thought, for a moment, that I would find myself in a situation that I had to ask a stranger for the miracle of life.
There are no words that describe what it would mean to my wife and me, for me to receive the profound gift of a liver transplant. Just know that I will not waste this miracle and I will do everything I can to pay it forward.
I look forward to feeling like myself again and getting back to being more active as I once was.
Living donor transplants generally have better outcomes and can be arranged at a time convenient for both parties. No waiting and wondering while my body continues to weaken.
Thank you for taking your time to read and understand my current life situation, and we would appreciate you considering donating or spreading the word.
Thank you so much for your consideration!