Tuesday, May 03, 2005

You may be able to give someone a second chance

FRISCO - About three months after his twin boys were born, Mark McCrerey developed full-blown jaundice, accompanied by extreme fatigue and brain encephalitis.

He had been number 168 on the liver donor recipient list - which meant it would have taken about three years to get one.

But when he developed an infection which left him unable to eat or get out of bed, he ended up in the intensive care unit and moved up to No. 1 on the list. Doctors said he would have died within 24 hours had he not received a transplant.