I received this coin in June 2019 from Alicia. Alicia's is the daughter of the woman who received a kidney from me on 4/29/19.
I found out about Mari from a local TV station covering a fundraiser to help Mari with her medical costs related to her kidney disease. Mari had a poster displayed, behind her, looking for a donor. Mari was very emotional when she said she wanted to be "here" for when Alicia gets married and for her grandchildren. Her story and plea brought me to tears as I just had my second grandson on 3/5/18. I immediately called the phone number and realized I was one of the blood type she needed. I went that very afternoon and started the first of many tests to be a match for Mari!
I am happy to say that, as of this writing on 3/17/20, Mari and I are both healthy and fully recovered. I witnessed her daughter's wedding and Mari's joy as she was able to be present and healthy!
Beautiful Butterfly began its journey on December 31st 2018.
Originating in Pawtucket
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