Hello to June and a new face in the LifeLink® Faces of Transplantation Calendar. Meet Josue Merced.
A normal family visit turned into an eye-opening event for Josue. His niece, a doctor, realized at a glance that his liver condition had turned more serious and encouraged him to seek more thorough medical attention. Josué never imagined he would ever be in a situation to need an organ transplant, but doctors told him a liver transplant was his only option to survive. This realization was extremely difficult for Josué, since it took him by surprise, but with the love of his family, the help of his doctors and especially the help and emotional support of his closest friends and their positive thoughts, Josue was able to overcome this difficult situation.
Since this transplant, Josué, who is a business advisor, has enjoyed getting back to activities like traveling, experiencing other cultures, and continuing with new challenges. “I want to thank everyone who made this opportunity possible, especially my donor and his family, for believing in donation to continue giving life.” says Josue.