For this weeks addition of “When Life Goes Crooked” we will be highlighting the amazing act of one of our Customers Amanda Conger.
At this moment, more than 118,000 people in the United States are in need of a lifesaving organ transplant. And 64 percent of them are currently on a waiting list – to which roughly 1 person is added every 10 minutes – according to the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS). That’s 75,868 people in line for a transplant. Unfortunately, only about half of them will actually receive the transplant they need this year. Fortunately that was not the case for a man named Cameron Ouellette who found his donor match, Amanda.
In the summer of 2018, Amanda, a rising senior at Saint Anselm College and captain of the women’s ice hockey team, interned at Thunder Road, a small asphalt racing track in Barre, Vermont. Through the racing community she heard about Cameron’s situation and soon after came across a post asking the community “If you were interested in being a kidney donor to request a packet”. While home for winter break Amanda did just that. After filling out the packet and submitting it in she received a call from the transplant team saying that they wanted to move forward in terms of the donation process. From the end of February to the beginning of May , Amanda traveled home to have different tests done to ensure her compatibility.
As the school year ended, She returned home for summer and the last round of test.
.…… Fast Forward to June 11th Amanda and Cameron both we’re operated on. The transplant was a success and both are now home recovering!
When starting her internship last summer it can be imagined that Amanda did not expect to donate one of her organs to one of the racers.
A lot of people aspire to be selfless in their acts and if your looking for tips look no farther than Amanda Conger.
To quote Winston Churchill “ We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give”. Amanda exemplifies this saying and the very definition of the word Selfless.
A week post-op both Amanda and Cameron are recovering comfortably! We at Crooked Paths Co. Wish both of you the very best moving forward and give our praise to Amanda for her courageous, inspirational , extremely selfless act.
Nicholas P. Day