The Gift of Life

Yesterday, I went to Chiriquí Hospital to visit with Tomas, his wife Mirna and their lovely daughter Stella. I had met Tomas last year at one of Tom McCormack’s container deliveries, where Tomas was helping unload.

This family is in the process of moving from the US to Panama. Last week I received an email from Mirna (in Miami at the time of the email) that Tomas was in need of blood for an emergency operation in David and could I assist her in finding a blood donor.

I contacted Mary Lynah and she came to the rescue. On extremely short notice, she found a donor.

In talking to Tomas yesterday, he was extremely grateful and said without it, he wouldn’t be here.

Please see my past post on the Boquete Hospice and Health Foundation. This organization does an outstanding service.

Chiriquí Chatter salutes Mary, the Boquete Hospice and Health Foundation, and Mary’s outstanding volunteers.

Mirna was extremely grateful to Mary and had high praise for Dr. Javier Alvarado (neurosurgeon) , who performed the surgery. She also was highly complimentary of Dr. Felipe Villarreal in David. Dr. Alvarado flew in from Panama City on short notice to do the operation.

I really like to see happy endings like this.

2 thoughts on “The Gift of Life

  1. And we would like to salute Chiriqui Chatter (that is to say YOU) for providing the connections that made all this work out.
    Merry Christmas and God Bless

  2. Don and Mary were our angels in finding a donor for my husband. God bless you all. If it weren’t for them the operation wouldn’t have been possible. Our deepest gratitude goes out for them.

    Tomas, Mirna & Stella

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