Fred Matyiku

John Bresnahan Needs A LIVING Liver DONOR

Looking for a bit of help to find Jack’s miracle. I know it’s out there!

I have known Jack for almost 10 years. And unfortunately, his life quality has been affected in some fashion by his health almost his entire life. And what makes Jack different is that he is that person we all know who deserves a break, a real chance and the opportunity to not worry about his health 24/7/365. Why? Because for starters he his is only 30 YO. Jack is also that person who we know that really cares about others. Jack is the guy who has done more for others in that short time than most people do ever. He is that guy that the world needs and thoughts know what he deserves more. His dedication to his own health is so admirable and I have never seen him complain. He is a role model for all of us.

Jack his had to miss out on a ton of stuff that would not be considered “special activities” but what we daily life. But yes, Jack has to give up on a multitude of outdoor activities that he loves as well as day to day things because of his liver situation. It does not seem fair! . But as far as how he has adapted or how I see him cope. I see him use his “down time” to read extensively and he keeps a journal at a most enviable pace more. Again he does this more so than anyone I have ever met.

Jack would be the most grateful recipient of a liver transplant and would continue to do more good for the people in his daily life as well for the people Jack would come in contact forever. I truly believe that. Nobody I know would be a better ambassador for organ donation than Jack.

If you know me, you know I am not the guy reaching out asking for help for me. I am asking people who know Jack or my daughter Joey, my wife Susan, or anyone in our circle to just pass the word about the positive affects of live Liver Donation. The positive affects do not stop with and for just the recipients and their families. The good karma that is spread can ripple out in a huge circle for generations. I can only ask people to pass on the word of how wonderful live Liver Donation is and hope for a miracle for Jack and the 1000’s & 1000’s of others who are out there.


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If you are considering being a living donor please use links below to contact John Bresnahan's Transplant Center. Begin by completing the donor questionnaire

Yale New Haven Transplantation Center

333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT, 06520

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After five years of searching, a liver transplant is an opportunity to live the life we love, unencumbered by end stage liver disease.