The Risk of Love
|Alex Koehne. Image source: ABC News|
But, autopsy showed that Alex actually died from a rare form of lymphoma. The Koehnes later learned that a 52-year-old man who received their son’s liver died a few months later of the same blood cancer. Then a 36-year-old woman who received the donor pancreas also died from lymphoma. Two recipients of the donor kidneys had it removed and are now getting cancer treatment.
|Jim and Lisa Koehne. Image source: The Sag Harbor Express|
Despite what happened, the Koehnes do not regret their decision to donate the organs of their son. They still believe that organ donation saves lives. They have even started a foundation to fund cancer research. (Source: Yahoo! News)
|Image source: Jeff K. Clarke|
My take? Still, let us risk love.