By writer to poststar.com
QUEENSBURY — A yr in the past, The Put up-Star chronicled the reunion of native ’80s “hair band” Mischief and its ailing frontman, Dan Mellon.
Mellon, of Queensbury, who had already had a coronary heart transplant 20 years in the past, was now in dire want of a kidney, having been on dialysis for eight years. Anti-rejection medication for the guts had been responsible.
He needed to resurrect the band final yr, basically so he didn’t remorse not doing it if that wanted kidney by no means got here.
Properly, due to a beneficiant cousin from throughout the nation, he obtained his new kidney and a brand new lease on life.
“It’s unbelievable,” Mellon stated Tuesday whereas driving to St. Barnabus Medical Heart in New Jersey to have stents taken out that had been permitting his bladder to once more operate. “The kidney is working nice.”
In a Fb put up from his hospital mattress just a few weeks in the past, Mellon advised how his cousin, Peter Johnson, took it upon himself months in the past to analysis learn how to donate a kidney and get examined to see if he was a match. He additionally dropped 50 kilos to decrease his ldl cholesterol to fulfill standards to donate.
“And it took 4 months, at the very least 10 journeys, numerous hours on cellphone calls and paperwork, all so he might have a significant, painful surgical procedure all the way in which throughout the nation,” Mellon wrote. “I can by no means thank him sufficient or repay him so I would like him to know, I will not waste this reward he is given me and my household.”
— to poststar.com