Jessica Drey

Date of transplant: 4/29/2015

Received: Kidney and pancreas

How Jessica’s life has changed: “After receiving my new organs, it’s been a whole new world,” Jessica said. “I have so much energy. I can run around with my kids. I finally got to visit my family in Florida after 10 years of not seeing them. I feel fantastic and I am so grateful for my donor and her family.”

Jessica’s story: “I was a Type 1 diabetic for 26 years and ended up with end stage renal failure at age 30,” Jessica said. “I was on dialysis for six years and I was on the transplant list for 18 months. Since my transplant, I've met my donor’s family and have become friends with them. This is a picture of a necklace I had made for me and my donor. Half of the heart has my name and “forever grateful”, and the other half says my donor’s name and my transplant date. I gave half of the heart to my donor’s father when I met him for the first time.”


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