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Brad Stokes’ Third Chance at Life

September 17, 2009
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Brad Stokes—on the road to recovery!

As far as Brad Stokes is concerned, liver transplants are like potato chips—he can’t have just one. I wrote in an earlier post about Brad’s first liver transplant back in August 1994 as well as his courageous wife, Heidi, who has lupus, and their mature-beyond-his-years son, Christian, who has type 1 diabetes.

Brad’s liver disease returned with a vengeance a few years ago and, barely hanging on to life, Brad received a second liver transplant on August 14, 2009. Today, more than a month later, his recovery is going well and he is grateful to be back among the living.

You can read all about Brad’s amazing journey in his CaringBridge journal, which began on August 8, six days before his life-saving transplant.

Here is an August 30 excerpt from that jornal written by Heidi:

I am sitting on the floor in Brad’s room with a mask on—I might (more…)