Robert Spring


Life is hard. But it's harder if you're stupid. John Wayne

I served 20 years in the Coast Guard as an aviator and I actively participated in search and rescue looking for people who needed assistance. I retired from that in 1999 and totally retired from work in 2010 to spend time with my family and my grandkids. In 2019 I was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver and I've been in the hospital for stays numerous times. On occasion I've been hospitalized because of blood loss and I needed blood transfusions, other times I've been there so they can do endoscopic procedures and clip off the veins that are bleeding. I also wanna let you know that I really didn't drink throughout my lifetime, I got this because I had high cholesterol, causing fatty liver disease, leading to cirrhosis. Now I take shots to keep cholesterol down (it was the 2nd highest my cardiologist the ever seen) but the shots I give myself basically yeah basically as a man made substance that destroys cholesterol.

I've had cirrhosis for almost three years. I was pursuing my 3rd degree black belt in Kenpo. I can't travel to see the children and grandchildren because driving is too painful. I also don't know when I will bleed out or have too much ammonia in my blood, which can cause brain damage.

I can basically do nothing at this time I lay on the couch most days and drift off to sleep several times throughout the day. I also can't go to the Sunday school class because I don't when I will wake up because insomnia is an issue as well. Getting a new liver would give me life back.

You can volunteer to be a live donor and they'll do it totally Anonymous. I didn't realize that I could give half my liver away and the liver will become a whole liver in both people, the donor and the recipient within 3 months.. Please share this if you can, I would appreciate it greatly if you can share this with your friends and God-bless you all!


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