许多原因可以促使某人减掉几磅。也许,我们想穿上这套新衣服,或者在特定场合看起来不错。或者,我们希望总体上更健康,并防止将来出现并发症。

But for 肖恩 Kelley, losing weight was about saving a life. And no, it was not his own.

一种罕见的疾病在家里附近袭来

New Yorker 肖恩 Kelley decided to lose the extra weight when he knew he needed to do so to qualify as a living liver donor for his baby son Sawyer.

新生儿出生时就被诊断出患有严重的Alagille综合征,需要移植才能生存, 根据WYFF新闻4。 Alagille综合征是一种罕见的遗传性疾病,可导致肝脏损害,也可靶向心脏等其他重要器官。唯一可以挽救他的是移植。

Kelley’s wife, Josie, also suffers from Alagille syndrome, which made her ineligible to donate any of her liver, making 肖恩 the best, and maybe only, viable candidate.

他说:“没有理由我不能沉迷于我是否也可以参加比赛的重量。” 告诉 早安美国.

我不知道我是否会成为Sawyer的对手,但即使要经过评估过程,我也必须将体重降低到一定程度。

肖恩 Kelley to 早安美国

肖恩 and his wife have six other kids. The condition already affects three of them. It was no difficult decision for 肖恩 to make, when Sawyer’的病情严重到需要器官移植的程度。

“您想看到他们蓬勃发展。你想看到他们快乐,” 肖恩 said. “您想给他们一切成功的机会。这是这样做的机会。”

但是他是绝配吗?

肖恩 started working out more in August 2019, 最终下降了40磅,这是他成为合格的测试者所需要失去的全部重量,成为了捐赠者。

他不仅设法减轻了体重,而且事实证明他是索耶的对手。收到消息后,他几乎无法’t believe it.

她说,‘猜猜怎么着?你是一场比赛。手术的时间表了。’我真的不得不坐下来。

匹兹堡UPMC儿童医院小儿移植负责人George Mazariegos博士告诉我们,移植手术于2020年12月19日进行。这“既复杂又具有挑战性” 早安美国。但是,预后是肯定的。

这位医生对婴儿索耶说:“我们相信,有了这种肝脏,他将更加健康,并能够承受感染和承受目前对他而​​言确实是极大挫折的事情。”

父母的力量

肖恩 hopes that his story will inspire others to donate. Even if the process was undoubtedly stressful, he still feels that there was also a lot of hope and positivity in the process.

甚至要考虑接受评估并完成整个过程,看看您是否适合某个人,这是一件不可思议的事情。

肖恩 Kelley

肖恩’我们的故事证明,我们绝不能低估一个人对自己和他人的影响。成为捐赠者可以拯救某人’s life, but also help others connect forever. 肖恩 will be able to see his son grow up but so will the others whose children, spouses, family members or friends have been saved by organ donors.

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