Saturday, February 27, 2016

Iraq Veteran Saved Life With Dedication Above and Beyond

Iraq War veteran loses 25 pounds to be liver donor for ailing coworker
WTOP News
By ABC Radio
February 26, 2016

(NEW YORK) — When Brian Burkett found out he needed a liver transplant, he thought it might take some time to find a donor. But after sending out an email to his coworkers, he found he received a response almost immediately from Mike Snyder.

“He called me within five minutes,” Burkett recalled. “You’re just like ‘What? Thank you!'”

Burkett had been diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver years earlier and suffered from chronic fatigue before the operation.

“It was awful,” Burkett told ABC News. “Sometimes you’re so tired you can’t sleep. I couldn’t even do simple activities.”

He said when he learned his coworker needed help, he had no doubts about signing up to be a living donor, meaning a portion of his liver would be used to replace Burkett’s liver.
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