Public Helps Man Find a Kidney Donor

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He found out two years ago he would need a new kidney.
And now, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

“Usually, I don’t even look at my answering machine,” said Pat Bogart. “It just happened to be flashing and my life has just changed.”

One of his doctors left a message saying that his donor is almost ready to go.
We asked if there was ever a point in which he lost hope.

“No, never,” he said. “Keep pushing. Keep this stuff out on the cars.”

A message his wife helped put together, and it spread across the country.
Bogart’s call for a kidney was answered.

Some people on the donor waitlist do not survive long enough to find one.
Bogart put fate in his own hands.

“Was I lucky?” he asked himself. “I’m sure I am lucky. But did I make some of my own luck? I’d like to think so.”

He does not know much about his donor yet, but at this point he’s getting ready for his upcoming boost of energy.
Now, he can stop living in the past and start looking forward to the future.

“I’m ready to go. Let’s get it going,” said Bogart.

He will be moving forward as soon as he can and plans to have a heart catheter in two weeks to make sure he can surive the surgery.

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