After a period of 10 months of medical ups and downs, a 21-year-old man is on his way to recovery thanks to a life-saving organ donation from his mother. Harley Brackney was snowboarding on January 2 when an EMT noticed that he slid down the mountain on his back.
According to a GoFundMe page, a CT scan revealed that Brackney had suffered a seizure and the fall caused a heart disease. Physicians then discovered unexpectedly that he was in kidney failure in stage 5. In the following months he saw through dialysis and started looking for a kidney.
Three months ago, the family was informed by Brackney’s team at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center that his mother Joy was a donor camp. On October 30, the couple went through a successful transplant run just before their 21st birthday.
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“I feel very good about it,” Joy told Fox 11. “Kind feel blessed that I could recreate some of him again. Now he’s always with me. “
Brackney, who has recovered at home, said his new kidney was” one of the best gifts “he has ever received.