Joey Harbour

General Questions

How old are you?

15

Where are you from?

Pensacola, Florida

Transplant

What was your transplant?

kidney, received on June 24, 2004, at 22 months old

What was your condition that led to the transplant?

posterior urethral valve

How long did you wait for your transplant?

year and a half

How was the road to recovery?

For my family, stressful. Stressful but relieving.

What can you do now after transplant?

Living is one. It was a bonding moment for my family.

What are you most excited about after being healthy?

Being able to inspire others.

Donor

Do you know your donor?

Yes, it was his mom.

How is your mom doing?

Good. She’s living a normal life – somewhat.

Were there any complications?

They had to put it in the front because the adult kidney was too big for my tiny baby kidney.

Was your mom scared to donate?

She was scared to go into surgery but she was willing to donate.

Why did your mom donate?

She was the only match in my family and that was the easiest option.

How do you celebrate your transplant date?

Just like a birthday. With presents and stuff.

What would you say to people considering to be an organ donor?

Do it. You’re gonna save a life.

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