10 YEARS post transplant!!!
This month is marked with many mixed emotions.
We ache for the 10 years our donor family has missed sharing with their loved one. We will never forget that our miracle was only possible at a time of immense pain and loss for others. They supported the wishes of their loved one to generously donate their organs despite the grief and pain they must have been suffering. We placed petals in the water to symbolise the many people who knew and loved your person. We remember you.
We reflect on and honour the donor and their amazing legacy. They inspire us to live better and make a positive impact on this world. We placed roses into the water, each member of our family, watching the ripples of our donors life and generosity growing and growing with impact. A legacy with no bounds.
We celebrate and are greatful for Trinity's miracle and the chance to share these last 10 years with her. To see her grow. To have Dante meet her and Aria get to know her. To be our family of 5 and have all our craziness and fun together.
We think of those families who never received a donor in time. Too many. Such pain and heartache.
We think of that month in hospital and relive those incredibly vivid memories. She was so small. Such trauma. So many incredibly horrible moments of fear, pain and worry. It was hard to be strong for my girl while crumbling on the inside. We absolutely suffered from post traumatic stress. I still have flashes of these memories and although not regularly these days they still find me in a sobbing mess. Knowing we are the lucky ones only makes that psd more tormenting. Its hard to experience such an array of emotions at the same time.
It is definitely a huge milestone and after the years of incredible health post surgery, I feel much more confident in her continued health moving forward.
Today we celebrate Trinity, with her creativity, passion, theatrics, thoughtfulness and love of Jesus. We thank God for her miracle and are grateful.
On this 10th anniversary we hope to raise funds for her Liver Transplant Unit at Westmead Children's Hospital, and continue to support and help a place who provides such necessary and beautiful care. We love you WM Liver Team!!