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Old 12-24-2017, 09:13 PM   #1
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Prayers for Joe

Was thinking about Joe ( MacoJoe ) earlier this evening so I sent a PM hoping all was well and he was still hanging tuff...

Phone rings a little while later, surprised as hell, it's Joe. Asked about him he says , l'm doing ok... It was good to know he's still hanging in there, one tough guy!

He proceeds to tell me about a phone call he received this morning. He says hello, someone says how ya doing, Joe says ok, the guy then says what you doing today, Joe says who is this, the guy says this is Beth Isriael? and your number is up and we have a new organ for you, get you ass in here !!!!!

Can you believe this, the day before Christmas? I was giggling like a little kid... He says he's going nuts waiting, what? Ya, I'm in the hospital with a bunch of tubes running out of me right now waiting for them to come get me any moment for the op...

If this doesn't lift your heart, you're dead.. :-)

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Old 12-24-2017, 09:15 PM   #2
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Wow. This is awesome. What a gift !
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Old 12-24-2017, 09:16 PM   #3
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Proof Christmas miracles do happen. Good luck joe
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Old 12-24-2017, 09:26 PM   #4
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Wow! Good Luck, Joe!

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Old 12-24-2017, 10:58 PM   #5
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Good luck Joe. Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-24-2017, 11:47 PM   #6
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That is great news. Merry Christmas Joe!

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Old 12-25-2017, 07:47 AM   #7
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That is wonderful. I pray everything turns out great for you Joe.
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Old 12-25-2017, 08:55 AM   #8
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ALRIGHT AWESOME !!!!
Best of luck Joe ! What a gift from someone from somewhere that's not earth .

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Old 12-25-2017, 09:22 AM   #9
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Yes! I got the call from him as well. He sounded so happy. Prayers that all goes well Buddy.

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Old 12-25-2017, 09:29 AM   #10
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Been thinking of Joe a lot lately wondering how he was doing and all! Thats great news! Hope all goes well Joe!

Almost time to get our fish on!!!
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Old 12-25-2017, 09:34 AM   #11
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Old 12-25-2017, 09:35 AM   #12
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Old 12-25-2017, 09:52 AM   #13
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UPDATE; I just talked to Joe's daughter. The surgery went well. He's resting now and she was just on her way to go see him. I told her to keep us posted and that we are all thinking of him.

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Old 12-25-2017, 10:14 AM   #14
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Wow! Great news for Joe. Here's hoping recovery goes well
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Old 12-25-2017, 10:41 AM   #15
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Wow!!!! Christmas miracle! Go Joe!

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Old 12-25-2017, 10:46 AM   #16
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Great news and our prayers and thanks for Joe and his family.

Also want to point out the prayers and thanks for the donor's family, who are having a much different Christmas.

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Old 12-25-2017, 11:39 AM   #17
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Old 12-25-2017, 12:35 PM   #18
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Also want to point out the prayers and thanks for the donor's family, who are having a much different Christmas.
I had the same thoughts.

I hope they find some solace in knowing in death, their loved one saved another.
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Old 12-25-2017, 01:50 PM   #19
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Great news! A Christmas miracle for sure.
Best wishes to Joe for a full recovery and Happy New Year
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Old 12-25-2017, 02:12 PM   #20
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Good things happen to good people!! Merry Christmas Joe and good luck, my prayers are with you.
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Best news I've heard in quite some time. ..awesome.
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Another update; I talked to Joe personally earlier this afternoon but I've been busy with family.
The surgery went fine and Joe is in recovery. He sounded good. The new kidney is not functioning as of yet, but the Dr says that is normal and typically takes a week before it starts fully functioning. So that means he will have to have some dialysis until that happens. But this is huge for Joe's life as a whole. He was nearing the typical end of how long most people respond to dialysis, so it came just in time.

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Old 12-25-2017, 07:08 PM   #24
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Praying does work. He hears all. Thanks for the good news.
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Old 12-25-2017, 09:54 PM   #25
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UPDATE; I just talked to Joe's daughter. The surgery went well. He's resting now and she was just on her way to go see him. I told her to keep us posted and that we are all thinking of him.

Great! Fingers crossed

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Great news and our prayers and thanks for Joe and his family.

Also want to point out the prayers and thanks for the donor's family, who are having a much different Christmas.
Absolutely true

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Old 12-26-2017, 08:22 AM   #26
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Old 12-26-2017, 08:57 AM   #27
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Wow, God Bless
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Wow! That’s awesome news!
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Old 12-26-2017, 11:46 AM   #29
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Great news. Happy for Joe.

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