Meadow Springs: liver donation adds to Jasmine’s story

Meadow Springs: liver donation adds to Jasmine’s story

MEADOW Springs resident Jasmine Storey was told at age two her donated liver would give her less than ten years of life.

However, the now 20-year-old is still fighting fit and said she’s never felt more active.

At birth, she was diagnosed with jaundice and at six weeks old with Biliary Atresia. She needed a liver transplant donor to save her life.

Ms Storey said she was on the waiting list for almost 16 months before she was lucky enough to receive a liver donor.

“Mum said I was a fighter and I lived every day no differently to how I would have if I wasn’t sick,” she said,

“The doctors said I wasn’t going to survive the transplant but I surpassed all their expectations”.

Ms Storey thanked her donor family regularly for allowing her to experience life to the fullest.

“I always write to my donor family who remain anonymous to me and I thank them for the decision they made to donate,” she said.

Ms Storey is currently a dancer and manager of a local chocolatier and has only memories of living life without restrictions.

“My transplant has given me almost 19 years of life and counting; I have lived an awesome life so far being all kinds of things; a super cool big sister, a leader and teacher of many sorts,” she said,

“I’ve had the chance to experience so many things without something holding me back”.

She said she was eternally grateful to her donor family for making their decision to donate.

“It must have been a tough decision for the donor family, but one that gave me so much life, and there’s no words to express my gratitude for that,” she said,

“I hope that if they knew me that they would be proud of what I have achieved.”

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