Daphne, a beautiful and thriving young adult who our family has had the pleasure of knowing for over sixteen years, is one of these organ donors. Her family and ours enjoyed the season of parenting together. From Awana clubs to Bible quiz competitions, daddy-daughter dances and mom-daughter outings, our families share many special memories. Daphne graduated from Baylor University in 2012 and this December will graduate with joint JD/MPH degrees from Emory University.
While Daphne was at Baylor, she met Brittany and they became good friends. Faced with serious health challenges, Brittany had to withdraw in the middle of a semester during her freshman year to attend to her health. She was later diagnosed with lupus. Despite the adverse challenges of lupus, Brittany came back her second year of college and completed her music education degree at Baylor. Currently, Brittany is a high school choir teacher for Dallas ISD and is the pianist for her church.
Later it was discovered that the lupus had done permanent damage to Brittany’s kidneys. Hence, she began dialysis and was placed on the donor transplant list. While at Baylor, Daphne knew she was destined to give Brittany one of her kidneys. She persevered in prayer until she received the go-ahead in her spirit to take the step and get tested to see if she was a match for Brittany. After testing, Daphne found out she was a match on all required levels of testing for the organ transplant.
On May 19, 2015, the surgery will take place - Daphne will give Brittany one of her kidneys. What a remarkable woman of purpose! Additionally, Brittany’s understanding of divine encounters is incredible. She had this to say when I spoke with her - “You never know who God would use for you or what role someone would play in your life.” As a community of educators let us support these beautiful, brave women financially and prayerfully.
To support Daphne and Brittany, please visit: http://goo.gl/u7yje0 . To learn more about organ donation from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services visit: http://goo.gl/3Aw0D. Love and Blessings All!