The way my disease works, if I had waited for a deceased donor, I probably would have been too sick for a transplant. Being able to have a living-donor transplant opened up the opportunity for me to get the second chance I needed.
Having PSC, I would have died without a transplant. No question. In a few years, there’s nothing they could have done. So obviously it’s made a huge difference in my health. But the transplant has also allowed me to stop thinking about dying before my kids get to middle school. Now I’ll get to see them grow up, walk my daughter down the aisle, the kind of things every dad looks forward to.
Excerpt Sharing Mayo Clinic story from Bryan Duncan, Mountain View, AR