By creator to marblehead.wickedlocal.com
To the Individuals of Marblehead
I’m writing to thank the group of Marblehead for the great assist you all have offered for my daughter, Andrea, along with her well being points. As lots of you recognize, at age 29 Andrea’s aorta ruptured, and over the following years she underwent 4 open coronary heart surgical procedures to restore it. Over time the pressure on her system brought on full kidney failure, and he or she endured an extended look ahead to a kidney donor, which required dialysis for a number of hours 3 times per week.
Throughout this era, lots of you kindly displayed posters in your yards and locations of enterprise, and the Warwick Theater generously introduced her dilemma on their marquis. Each time I went downtown folks persistently requested, “How’s Andrea?” As her Dad, she in fact holds a particular place in my coronary heart, however till all this occurred I by no means knew simply how many individuals cared for her.
I’m happy to announce that on June 25th Andrea acquired a pair of kidneys. Sadly, a tiny child had been misplaced to an exquisite household who bravely agreed to donate her organs. The operation was profitable, and the kidneys are persevering with to operate. Sadly, her physique has had extreme reactions to the a number of anti-rejection medicines she’s required to take, however by all of the ache and unpleasantness she has by no means stopped smiling. We’re nonetheless going through an uphill battle, and additional surgical procedure is non the horizon, however total her prognosis is nice.
All of the prayers and good needs from household, mates, and even individuals who don’t know Andrea have paid off. I can’t think about the agony that poor child’s household should be experiencing. However I hope I will inform them some day what an exquisite life their reward has saved.
Thanks, Marblehead, for the care, love and assist you will have proven my stunning daughter. We’re eternally grateful.
–Joel P. Gleason, Entrance Avenue