The Gift of Life


Jolene Von Seggern is on the mend. Just over a week ago she was dying of kidney failure.

"I've been on dialysis for a little over a year, and on the kidney transplant list for a little over a year," said Von Seggern.

But then at 5:45 a.m. on June 5the, a call from the hospital came in telling her they had a matching kidney.

"As we got there, things were just happening, ya know admitting me, ya know and everything, all of the procedures that they have to go through, still in our heads we weren't sure if this was going to happen because this was my first call basically for a kidney," said Von Seggern.

Von Seggern went through surgery with no hiccups and is back at home only a few days later.

She doesn't know who gave her the kidney, just that that person gave her the gift of life.

Von Seggern said she isn't sure if she wants to know who her donor was.

"Ya know right now I am just trying to get used to the fact that I have a new kidney, and yeah kind of makes you wonder whose, ya know but again, I think it is more about that they were willing to save someone else's life," said Von Seggern.


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