Them: Are you crazy, I mean I know you’re crazy but that is a pretty big deal, have you thought about it?
- When is this happening? – Right now the hospital is holding Feb 7th or Feb 14th for the surgery. I have a doctor’s appt on Jan 20th with a nephrologist (kidney doctor) which should just be a formality. NC State Law requires all donors to be consulted by a separate nephrologist then the receipt, thus getting an unbiased opinion. The nephrologist I saw at UNC had consulted on Ashley’s case. So I need to see yet another one to make sure we have everything in order.
- Who are you giving it too? – Kate’s best friend from college, Ashley Quinones.
- Where is the surgery? – Chapel Hill, NC at the University of North Carolina Medical Center, Go Tarheels
As I type that verse I have to say I hadn’t been making the most of every opportunity back in 2007, however for some reason God led me to a mission trip to Pucallpa, Peru which changed my life. I met Kate in a mission trip meeting, all I remember is she was wearing some incredibly bright color shoes and had one of her bags, which for those of you who know are also very vibrantly colored. I thought to myself I wonder what the girl from Palm Beach is doing going to the jungles of Peru. Kate’s recollection of that meeting is a little different; I think the exact quote from her is “were you even at that meeting”. Little did I know that going on 5 years later we would be having our third wedding anniversary on January 25th (shameless plug to prove I remember it, and remind myself to buy a present).