Second Letter to Recipients
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My second anonymous letter to the kidney recipients, April 2004:

Dear Recipient, 

Itís now quite a while since you received your new kidney.  I hope that it is functioning properly, that you are well & that it has improved your life. 

As it happens, I met Julie at work in Seattle in October & we were married in a quiet ceremony in Las Vegas in December, just before I returned to my home in Canberra, Australia.  She lives in Seattle, has visited me in Australia, & we are currently working on a visa application for her to join me as a permanent resident, which we expect to be around September of this year. 

Of course I still miss my beloved Doris very much, although the pain of losing her has at least started to diminish.  I grieved very heavily for her in the first few months, which probably showed through in the letter that I wrote then.  She is still greatly missed by her former friends & colleagues in Canberra. 

I would really love to hear from you, not just to know how you are going, but also to help me along on my own journey in life.  I do realise that this may be difficult for you to do, but I encourage you to take that step. 

Perhaps an e-mail message to Valerie Maury at Life Center NorthWest (, the organ donor organisation with whom I have contact, might be a little easier. 

I hope to hear from you soon.