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Mary Dolan, 37, from Enniskillen in Co Fermanagh, stated: “I can’t thank Graham sufficient for giving my son the present of life and for being a good friend via all of this”.
“Graham saved his life,” she added.
“I actually wasn’t hopeful about getting an identical kidney for Joshua however then Graham noticed the newspaper article and the whole lot modified. It has been implausible ever since.
“Graham has been a Godsend. He’s an incredible man and never solely that there’s a actual bond between Joshua and Graham now. They’ve even nearer and are discovering out info from one another on daily basis on how they really feel.
“The truth is since they came upon they had been a match they’ve been swapping particulars.
“You don’t normally get that with donors. It’s so completely different for us. “
Ms Dolan added that as an alternative of going to the hospital 4 occasions per week for dialysis, he’s now attending hospital 3 times per week for exams “to test his bloods however to this point so good”.
“He was solely per week in hospital after the transplant which was nice, superb actually,” she stated.
“His restoration shocked the docs.”
Previous to the transplant Joshua had been taking round 25 tablets a day.
“Graham’s kidney is working for him and is doing its job to this point,” added Ms Dolan. “He’s extra perky already and I can see color returning to his face, however he’s nonetheless sore clearly.
“Joshua wasn’t in a position to do a lot strolling within the hospital as a result of he’s was being remoted in a aspect room so it was good to get him residence.”
Ms Dolan stated owing to his sickness and the Covid-19 restrictions Joshua was not in a position to attend his Main 5 class this yr.
“He has missed a lot faculty and never simply due to isolation functions,” she stated, “He was not match to be there.
“He didn’t have a life for a nine-year-old boy.
“However his new kidney has been working from day two. Joshua has been actually fortunate and as his physician stated he has broke the document getting out of hospital after per week.
“Graham left the hospital on the second day and he instructed me he thought another person may have his mattress. That’s the kind of man he’s, at all times considering of different individuals.”
She stated Joshua and Graham had been planning to fulfill up in coming weeks.
“Joshua is wanting ahead to his police go to after some time – he has been speaking concerning the police since he was two-years outdated and now due to Graham he’s much more into it.
“His motivation has actually soared.
“He says he isn’t going to let it get the higher of him and is de facto wanting ahead to getting again to high school in September as a result of he has not been at school this yr. He desires to see his mates and be with them in Main 6.”
“When he was on dialysis Joshua used to say to me what’s the level in getting up within the morning as a result of he was at all times so drained. Bow that has all modified, due to Graham.”
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