Stephanie Lunn remembers watching her mother’s health slowly go downhill from a rare liver disease (PSC).
With no cure for this disease, a transplant was the only option and Lunn was the first of many to test for her mother. After multiple tests and meetings with the transplant team, it was determined the portion Lunn was set to donate was suitable for her mother, but the remainder Lunn would be left with was not enough to sustain herself.
A match was finally found for Lunn’s mother and the transplant took place on April 4, 2022.
“Our family will forever be grateful and thankful for my mom’s liver buddy,” Lunn says.
“I wasn’t able to help my mom, but I am able to help a child and that’s what I am going to do”!
On October 17, 2022, Lunn was approved to make an anonymous liver donation to a pediatric patient.
She is currently waiting to be matched with a child in need.
“Stephanie deserves this award, she has a kind, caring and beautiful heart. She will do anything for anyone, always helping and putting others first,” says her nominator. “Donating an organ is an incredible gift, Stephanie is ready to embark this journey and give the gift of life to a child she may never meet.”