How do you recover from believing that you’re going to die in the middle of your life only to realize you’re going to live into old age?

Survival immediately after an organ transplant is harrowing and uncertain, but what happens when your body finally accepts the organ and life carries on? John Faherty is the Executive Director of the Mercantile Library and a journalist for 25 years. He shares his thoughts on life after an organ transplant.

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John Faherty is the Executive Director of the Mercantile Library, and was journalist for the 25 years prior. He’s married to Laura Trujillo and they have 4 kids. He received a pancreas transplant on November 1, 2013. He learned there is no “e” at the end of pancreas a few weeks after that. Then he nearly died with that knowledge, and then he didn’t. Those experiences changed him in ways that he did not anticipate.

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