|I registered as an organ donor as soon as I had the opportunity to sign the back of my drivers license. I never thought it would be be needing an organ transplant.
In 2008 I became ill and found out I needed a liver transplant. From 2008 through 2011 I continued to go downhill. I was a police officer when I got sick and worked as long as I could untill February of 2011. In September 2011, I received a liver transplant at Jewish Hospital, in Louisville, Kentucky. It was a long three year healing process, but a life saving process as well.
As time went on I got better and better. In 2014 I was able to go back to work and in 2015 I was able to go back into law enforcement again. I truly thought I would never go back to work, much less in law enforcement.
Organ transplantation has always been important to me, but I never really thought about the process and toll it takes on a person. Organ donors are the true heroes of the world, they save the lives of so many people; me included!
I wish to thank all organ donors and the their families for making the decision to donate. I would also like to thank all of the doctors, nurses, and every staff memember who has cared for me at Jewish Hospital over the years. Organ transplantation gave me my life back!