After 10 months of ups and downs in the medical field, a 21-year-old man is healing thanks to a donation of organs that saved his life. Harley Brackney was snowboarding on January 2nd when an EMT noticed him hitting the mountain on his back.
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According to a GoFundMe page created in his name, a CT scan revealed that Brackney had an epileptic seizure and that his fall had caused a cerebral hemorrhage. The doctors then unexpectedly discovered that he was at the stage 5 of kidney failure. The following months saw him go on dialysis and start looking for a kidney.
About three months ago, the Brackney team at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center informed the family that his mother, Joy, was a compatible donor. On October 30, the couple had a surgical transplant just before her 21st birthday.
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"I feel really good about it," Joy told Fox 11. "I feel a little blessed to have been able to find some of it. Now he will always have me with him. "
Brackney, recovering at home, said his new kidney was "one of the best gifts" of his life.