Hi friends -
I just got an email from a friend from church. Angie (one of the girls in one of our eleVation community groups) is at Loyola in surgery donating a kidney today. What an amazing girl!
Angie's sister Jenny and our friend Sam are at Loyola now waiting for Angie. Here's the latest:
The surgery began at 8:53am and is expected to take 4 hours. They will be removing her left kidney and immediatly transplanting it into her co-workers sister Kristen. Kristen's current kidneys are working together at only 7% combined. Angie was unbelieveably calm when she went into surgery and the doctors were worried her blood pressure was too low!
I just wanted to take a minute to life Kristen and Angie both up in prayer...
Father God, thank you for Angie's unbelievable generosity and love for your child Kristen. God, you are the great physician. I pray that you keep them both safe and well during and after their surgeries. Pour your blessings out on Angie. Please help both of them have no complications and help them to get back on their feet as soon as possible. I pray these things in the awesome name of Christ Jesus. Amen.
Update/edit: At 11:30 they said that they were still working on getting the kidney out of Angie. Both of them are doing fine.
Update/edit (2/25/07): Angie's home and doing great! She's sore, but moving around. And Kristen is going to be released from the hospital today. Please pray for continued recovery for them both.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Hi friends -