Jason is a compatible match!
It's now been a few weeks since learning this. For years, I was hoping to find a living donor, but I could not know for sure it would be possible.
So, like a person winning the lottery, I wanted my mind to fully process the good news before publicizing it more widely now. I hope that my friends and family on Facebook can forgive me for my delay in sharing, and hope they understand that I needed this time to absorb this wonderful moment.
With the utter disbelief subsiding, I can tell you that I'm feeling astoundingly lucky and happy indeed. I am beyond grateful for this fantastic generosity from Jason and the larger forces at work, whatever they are, for giving me the best chance at more years of life.
Last week, Stanford officially approved for Jason to be my living donor. We are scheduling the transplant for December 20 of this year, which will give us and our families plenty of time to prepare for the surgery. There will be more details in the weeks to come!
Thank you to everyone for their thoughts, prayers, and support. It means a lot to me and to Jason.
This is a drawing I made to try to capture the hope I felt on the morning of February 21, when I got Jason's text about wanting to chat about some very good news.