Lost in Transplantation
Memoir of an Unconventional Organ Donor
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One Gently Used Kidney, Free to a Good Home. When 48 year-old single mother, massage therapist and returning student Ellie meets a young woman with kidney disease, she decides to make it her mission to save the girl. Unfortunately outdated rules made it difficult for altruistic donors and besides, the woman doesn't want a savior. Does this stop Ellie from her quest to "be the change" one seeks in the world? Not a chance. Told with humor and self-reflection, this inspirational memoir of courage and compassion is interwoven with anecdotal stories that help the reader identify what kind of person commits the selfless act of organ donation. Ellie, a self-described devout agnostic, is kind but often irreverent. She is generous, but she is no saint. Ultimately, becoming a kidney donor has given her a renewed sense of purpose and fulfillment. Lost in Transplantation asserts that we are all capable of altering a human being's life for the better, including our own.
Whole Heart Publications, 9780967038445, 250pp.
Publication Date: December 24, 2013
About the Author
Eldonna Edwards is the author of two books, Journaling from the Heart and Loose Ends. Her memoir, Lost in Transplantation, chronicles a life-changing decision to donate a kidney to an ailing stranger. Eldonna currently lives on the central California coast where she practices massage therapy and advocates for living organ donation. Her debut novel is planned for publication in 2015.