What a year for our foundation (which is the reason why I’m going to attend Brown). We opened two apartment, fully furnished (down to ice-cold Cokes in the fridge) for organ transplant patients and their caregivers. They are 100% free of charge – no matter the length of stay.
Our first apartment has been occupied by the same gentlemen and his wife for several months. He had a double lung transplant and unfortunately, had complications. He’s doing better now and is always in our prayers.
Our second apartment has had a bit of tragedy. The first patient who stayed there passed away shortly after her lung transplant. It was heart breaking. We have a new patient in there now who’s doing great with a liver transplant.
I have to give ALL the credit to my Mother. She started with nothing and created this nonprofit through hard work and constantly being out of her “comfort zone”.
I am still going to enroll at Brown…it’s just taking longer than I planned (such is life, right?). It’s funny how things work out in that I’m glad I’ll be attending later when the foundation is bigger.
From my family to yours – Happy New Year! Here’s to a HUGE 2018!
Sincerely, The Graduate (at Brown)