Lost in Transplantation: Memoir of an Unconventional Organ Donor

Lost in Transplantation: Memoir of an Unconventional Organ Donor

by Eldonna Edwards

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Overview

One Gently Used Kidney, Free to a Good Home.

When 48 year-old single mother, massage therapist and returning student Ellie meets a young woman with kidney disease, she decides to make it her mission to save the girl. Unfortunately outdated rules made it difficult for altruistic donors and besides, the woman doesn't want a savior. Does this stop Ellie from her quest to "be the change" one seeks in the world? Not a chance.

Told with humor and self-reflection, this inspirational memoir of courage and compassion is interwoven with anecdotal stories that help the reader identify what kind of person commits the selfless act of organ donation. Ellie,a self-described devout agnostic, is kind but often irreverent. She is generous, but she is no saint. Ultimately, becoming a kidney donor has given her a renewed sense of purpose and fulfillment. Lost in Transplantation asserts that we are all capable of altering a human being's life for the better, including our own.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780967038445
Publisher: Whole Heart Publications
Publication date: 12/24/2013
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 738,850
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Eldonna Edwards is the author of two books, Journaling from the Heart and Loose Ends. Her memoir, Lost in Transplantation, chronicles a life-changing decision to donate a kidney to an ailing stranger. Eldonna currently lives on the central California coast where she practices massage therapy and advocates for living organ donation. Her debut novel is planned for publication in 2015.

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Lost in Transplantation: Memoir of an Unconventional Organ Donor 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
lauriesophee More than 1 year ago
A memoir written to promote love and organ donation. “Sometimes you just have to trust that what you put out into the world, at some point, blow back a blessing.” Eldonna is obsessed with donating her kidney to save a life. It all started when she met a young woman in her college class with kidney disease. Imagine knowing that the waiting list for an organ is years away and you do not have that much time left on earth! As time and years go on, Eldonna realizes that it is NOT easy to “give" an organ. There are tests and more tests, you must be found compatible and the program must accept you. Friends think she is courageous but even a little nuts. After five years, and persistence, her “wish”comes true! Her kidney finds a new home within another person and gives them a chance for another day! This is Eldonna’s journey and it excellent! It is not sugar-coated. You can feel the tension, and pain as time goes on. You can also feel the joy and happiness! The message is clear “And in the end, Love really is everything…."