My dad drove to UCLA and they ended up telling him that he was not able to get it because a lady on the list above him had complications and needed it. My dad was bummed but okay with it because he understood.
Another time, my mom took my grandma, dad, and I to UCLA. Again it was a fail. We even spent hours in the room with him. My dad was beginning to lose hope.
On the first week of February 2019, my dad got a call from UCLA saying that it was time. I remeber joking with my dad saying what if they were to tell him "Never mind" again. I was so happy for him though.
My dad had no idea where he was at when he got out. I was the first one that was able to see him. It was funny but I was so happy for him because I know everything he has been through.
We found out that the kidney was from a 10 year old girl had down syndrome, which is heartbreaking. She died in a car accident. She looked like a sweet girl who loved riding horses and loved Disneyland. We have her picture up at home because if it weren't for her my dad would not have a second chance at life. Rest in Peace Emily <3
The illnesses that my family has gone through helped me be the person I am today. Because of them I want to work in healthcare and help people with the same problems because I know what it is like. I feel like I would be passionate about it.