When Lonnie Vansant was 48 years old, he learned of a condition that would change his life forever. Lonnie had a history of immune system problems. After years of fighting, he & his family were told the news that he desperately needed a liver transplant. He was placed on the transplant waiting list – and waited 3 long months.
Then, on Sept. 21, 1997, the miracle call came. Someone had said yes to donation & saved Lonnie’s life. He would be able to live again. His liver transplant was a success.
Now, 64 years old and married to his wife Teresa, retired Rockcastle County Circuit Court Clerk, for over thirty years, Lonnie is in kidney failure. He is on dialysis three times a week. Recently he was tested in Cincinnati and was told that he will need a kidney transplant.
Registered organ donors give hope to patients like Lonnie. Please consider becoming an organ donor today. Many families and friends are on the waiting list – every registered donor makes a difference.