As a family, we now find ourselves in an unusual and uncomfortable place. We are excited and relieved for Jake, but we still feel very anxious and concerned for Luke as he continues to wait for a transplant. We are hopeful for Luke and his future and anticipate the day he will be able to run, laugh and play like his brother Jake.
As a family, we often reflect back on our journey. One of the first thoughts we had when we saw Jake in recovery was that donor family was in the opposite situation that we were in. They were grieving while we were joyous for Jake and his future. My eyes fill with tears when thinking about them. They decided, in their darkest moment, to help Jake and others like him during their unspeakable tragedy. We are forever grateful to this anonymous family for their gift of life.
The Swanson boys on the way to the Bears game.
The boys at Soldier Field.
- Robyn SwansonRegister your decision to save lives by becoming an organ and tissue donor at DonateLifeIllinois.org !