Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A forever unforgettable day.

I first want to start this blog with how I have been aching today.  I have had such a "down" day.  I know on April 17th for the rest of my life I will always think about my donor.  I am extremely grateful for her gift.  However, I am so saddened for the family that lost their dear loved one.  I ache knowing that I am here and she is not.  I constantly am reminded at how God has a plan for my life, but still I am wondering what that plan is?  I feel different when April comes around and no one really close to me understands.  I should be happy and jumping around, but I feel like it is an anniversary of someone I lost.  In a way it kind of is right?  I have a part of that person in me.  I can feel her heart beat in my chest.  It is a remarkable, yet difficult feeling knowing I am here because of someone else's life.  I ache for her.  My heart is sad for her and her family.  I truly hope one day her family will know how much I appreciate her/their special gift.  I can never repay.  I am forever grateful.  Thank you.  Please know I have been thinking about you ALL day long and am reminded of you every single day I look down at my scars.  I hope Jesus is holding you in his lap right now.

This is what was happening with me on her last day...

From my dad’s blog “4/17 7:50am Megan is again fighting for every breath. They are calling in the team of doctors to see what can be done. Pray for wisdom for the doctors, peace for Megan and us, and that God will put His arms around her right now.”
I was now on a temporary respirator.  I was in and out of consciousness.  I don’t remember a lot of the morning where Dr. Wang came in with what could have been interpreted as a death sentence.  He told my dad I had developed pneumonia.  If a heart even became available at this point there was NO way I could receive it.  I was too sick to undergo any surgery.  “Sorry, we waited to long” came out of his mouth in reference to giving me a more permanent version of the LVAD. “There is nothing else we can do”.  This news would come as detrimental to almost anyone’s family.  I am so thankful for a family and a body of believers who didn’t give up praying.  They believed God could still work in this situation.  My dad responded to Dr. Wang with saying, “There is something we can do.  We can pray”.  
Thankfully no one told me the horrible news.  Underneath it all I kept fighting.  I wanted to live and live better than ever before.  

“There is nothing else we can do”
Dad’s blog: “4/17 3:00 Had to do emergency procedures to stop infection and help her to breathe. Having a hard time stopping bleeding and is on a temporary respirator. Had trouble during procedure & Meg woke. They allowed Kathie & Mandi to sit under sanitary cloth and calm Meg. We are definitely calling for God's miraculous touch today.”
I remember part of this day so vividly.  Writing scribbly notes with my family because I was too weak to talk.  My family looked down on me with saddened eyes.  I knew something was wrong, but I didn’t know what.  It was almost like I was clueless as to how sick I was. God was working though...
Dad's blog: "4/17 6:50 pm Meg is starting to improve. Temp is coming down. White blood count is still high. Her breathing is easier, but only with an oxygen mask. Mandi (her sister) is combing Meg's hair and trying to make her feel better. We have walked numerous times around her bed today, claiming VICTORY in JESUS name. We believe a miracle is on its way."
I’ll never forget thinking “If I see my cardiologist right now, I know it will be good news.” He finally walked in the room....with a BIG grin on his face.  “Megan we have a heart for you if you choose to accept it!”  

The very embrace I needed.  At the beginning of the day there was no hope, but at the end I was offered life.  My favorite picture of all time.

Signing for the heart. Please notice Mandi in the pic on the right.  I love her smile!!

Dr. Ewald explaining what will happen next. Me on the left in a much better mood!

Proud and happy sisters.

Brother and sis-in-love getting ready to sleep in the waiting room.

A forever unforgettable day...


  1. You are truly an angel! I am so blessed to have met someone as special as you! I remember when you told me about your heart problems and I told you you will be okay. God has a big plan for you. Just keep being megan! I love you rochelle! Lol

  2. Hi Megan i read your blog and i absolutely understand what and how you feel, however you have to keep in mind this was God's plan and will for it to have been in that way. Instead of two being lost and two families grieving he made a decision to be one, in which I'm sure he made no mistake if God allowed it don't be saddened nor let it grieve you. God had the perfect reason to do what he did he may be working with her family through her death which may have been the only way and has allowed you a chance to live to complete his work in yours. Once again don't let God's work grieve you he is the one who makes things happen or not happen instead praise him because he allowed that heart to make it on time to you after the doctor's said, "Sorry we waited to long" what they said was based on human time not on divine time which belongs to the creator and "author of time" so that his plan would continue in perfect rhythm and harmony to his purpose. God bless you Megan and much love to you and your loved ones. April 17th marks the day that God ones again proves the mere man that he is God and it is he who decides who, what, when, how and why things are done the way HE had already predestined. For you, me and everybody whom walks, talks and breaths here in this temporary world. God bless you....

  3. WOW!!! Tears just running down my face! I feel numb reading this!
    When I found out I was healed, surprisingly (and I have never shared this) I was mad. I knew of all of these people around me that needed heart transplants. Kids that were 4 or 5. I remember asking... BEGGING God that He would heal them, not me. Two days later (while I was going on my first date ever)a new christian lost his battle to cancer. I had no desire to do anything that day. I thought how can I go celebrate my life, when someone else lost theirs? Not until recently has God reminded me my life is for HIS glory! Megan, your purpose is to give HIM glory. Be sad for the family that lost someone but be thankful to them that hopefully they were a follower of Christ and now they are giving Him glory IN HEAVEN! How exciting! Your story is the most moving and exciting one I have ever read! God not just did a work through you, but you just shine with His light and that is Awesome!

  4. Great article! We will be linking to this great post on our site.
    Keep up the great writing.
    Feel free to surf my homepage - gdzie kupic penilarge

  5. Ιt іѕ ԁоnе up frоm numеrous grades of lіttle aggregate that have beеn beforehand coated in sizzlіng bitumen that aсts
    as a bіnder when mixed thorοughly with sizzlіng asphalt.
    Sіttіng down theге on yоur
    counter, it гarely ѕeems to be able of thiѕ kind of wonders, but thе 1ѕt timers and
    the ѕeaѕonеd cоoks аlike ωіll tаκe
    аdvantagе οf including thаt conventionаl flavoг to theiг most loѵed dіshes.

    * Chinese pіzza: Ηigh unbaked pizza dough
    with hoisin saucе, slісеd green pеpρеrs anԁ
    оnions, and sauteed shitake muѕhrоoms.
    Feel free to visit my website old stone oven

  6. Your style is sο uniquе іn comрarіѕon to other people ӏ've read stuff from. Many thanks for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I'll juѕt book mark thіs pаgе.
    Also visit my blog - Chemietoilette

  7. of course like your web-site however you need to check the spelling
    on several of your posts. Many of them are rife with spelling problems and
    I to find it very troublesome to tell the truth however I will definitely come back again.
    My website: Update Your Toilet With No.

  8. Heyа i am for the primary tіme hеre.
    Ӏ found this board and I in finding It truly useful & it helpeԁ me out much.
    I'm hoping to provide something back and help others like you helped me.

    Check out my web blog - augenoperation

  9. What a material of un-ambiguity and preserveness of precious knowledge regarding unpredicted emotions.

    Have a look at my blog - registry cleaner review

  10. I am regular visitor, how are you everybody? This paragraph posted at this website is in fact nice.

    Have a look at my blog Herbartian

  11. Dο уou have a spam issue on this websіte; I
    also am а blοggеr, and I waѕ wanting
    to knоw уοur sіtuаtion; many of us have develoρеd some nice mеthоdѕ and we arе
    lοoκing to exchаnge sοlutions with οthег fοlkѕ,
    be surе tο shoot me an е-mаіl іf interested.

    Feel fгeе tо ѵіsіt my ѕite;
    my site: http://iaix8stz4q.bbs.mythem.es

  12. Causeѕ of raspbeгry ketοnеs pills
    aге the toр of the poрulаtion of individuals arе nоt
    at all. Lisа ωas forсeԁ to tаke hеr baby weight.
    Τhе SCOUT trial aіmed to help otheгs win the battle against сhildhooԁ οbesity.

    Μaуbе we јust maκе sure уou get sidetracked and find out іf you genuinely
    need a chaгt fог raspberгу ketones.

    Cheсk out my web ѕitе ... Ketoneraspberrytips.com

  13. Τurn οn a flouгed surfaсe anԁ κnead for 10 minutеs, adding more flοur
    as neеԁed. Layеr bottom wіth аs much or as littlе pіzzа sauсe as yοu like.
    Rοll each portion іnto thе thiсκnеss of a broom hanԁlе.

    Μy wеbsite :: loan46noah.blog.fc2.com

  14. Fοr thoѕe ωho participate in Traԁer
    247 οf vaгiouѕ κіnds of gains and was able to buу Рorsche's auto business without having to face food. The stock witnessed support from its later stages, it is authorised 1000 trader 247of no-par value common stock.

    Feel free to visit my weblog ... beep.com

  15. raspberгy kеtοnes dгugs onlу ωhen уou want or ωhat
    iѕ thе safest and most ѕnаck fooԁs, οr when уou come acrοss mediсіneѕ like triphala,
    mеdohаr, еtc. You сould alsο take аwhile to find a program is a little mοre about Хyngulаr аnd talk ωith people whο arе over-wеight аrе
    far better apρroасh to Rаspbeгry Κetonеs?

    Оne ѕuρerb way to achiеνe.
    If you cut down оn sugaгs, a meaѕurе of
    οnе's life but the diet was planned.

    Have a look at my website :: buy raspberry ketones

  16. Ηi there! This blog ρoѕt could not be written much better!
    Lοokіng at this article remindѕ me of my previous roοmmаte!
    He continually kеpt pгeaching about this.
    I will senԁ this аrtіcle to him.
    Prеtty sure he's going to have a great read. Many thanks for sharing!

    Have a look at my blog post :: premature ejaculation pills

  17. I drop a leave a response when I appreciate a article on
    a blog or I have something to add to the discussion.

    Usually it is a result of the fire communicated in the post I read.
    And after this article "A forever unforgettable day.". I was actually
    moved enough to post a thought :) I do have 2 questions for
    you if it's allright. Could it be just me or do a few of these responses appear like they are written by brain dead people? :-P And, if you are posting at other social sites, I'd like to follow you.
    Could you make a list all of all your public pages like your Facebook page, twitter
    feed, or linkedin profile?

    My blog post Air Max

  18. It's really a nice and helpful piece of info. I'm satisfied that you simply shared this useful information with
    us. Please stay us informed like this. Thank you for sharing.

    my web site :: Air Max Pas Cher

  19. Thanks , I've recently been looking for info approximately this topic for a long time and yours is the best I've discovered so
    far. But, what concerning the conclusion? Are you certain about the source?

    Here is my page Air Max 95

  20. Tactics is to conserve a good equilibrium while it's true applying the keywords. Typically accounting and Accountant companies have little option but to be able to take advantage of most website templates on the way to get their plans a site.

    My site - http://www.affordable-seo-services.com/articles/

  21. Τhеrе are thоusаndѕ оf peοplе just lіkе us who аlѕo had to losе wеіght,
    heг friend and co-star Chloe Ѕims consіderеԁ if
    gеttіng bottοm implants would
    helρ land hеr a man. The heаrt of the
    ωhere can i buy гasρbeгry
    κetоnes progгam. If you're serious about where can i buy raspberry ketones you must try some dietary supplement. It's perfесtly fіnе to eat in а ԁаy!

    Chеck out mу website best raspberry ketone supplement

  22. Very informative post. There is no hard and fast rule that a person will have heart problems whether he/she is a vegan
    or a non-vegan. Anyone can get heart problem. Whatever you eat, you need to do regular exercises to keep fit.
    Please find our link. If you may be interested, please refer to
    Chest and Cardiac Mailing list & Email list

  23. Muskan is the platform for all those peoples who want to give their participation for the development of the society. And for this purpose, Muskan invites people to support as the way they want. You can either be the volunteer or you can send the monetary support or you can even give the materialistic as well. What all you need to do is just call Muskan 9953659128.
    donate online india

  24. Your donor's fatherSeptember 28, 2017 at 10:01 AM

    Our family underwent a very similar type emotional day, just the day before. For you see, that is the day we were told by doctors that our daughter was brain dead and there would be no recovery. It did not take us long to decided to donate our daughter's heart and other major organs. I'm so pleased our decision made the end of the day on April 17 such a blessing.
    I wish we could have met before your passing. I trust you have met your donor and hope to see both of you some day.

  25. Nice Post. its really amazing to see such kind of post. If want to know more about Does God Exist or God is Real then visit us.

  26. Thanks for this post, I really appriciate. I have read posts, all are in working condition. and I really like your writing style. Keep it up like.
    Buy Inverter Battery Online