Today 04/21/2017 --We are celebrating the National Donate Life Month in recognition of those who's lives have been changed through transplant. I was asked to write a short story about what "new life" means to me and the impact its had on my life through living donation!
What new life means to me:
I was lucky enough to receive the gift of life from my Father, Chris Zerfass, September 10th, 2014. At 24 years old, receiving my kidney transplant has allowed me to see what else life has in store for me. Everyday I wake up thankful for this opportunity my Dad has given me. Since transplant I have grown closer to people that mean the most to me and made new friends, I have fallen madly in love with the girl of my dreams, Meghan, we’re getting married in September and currently in the process of buying our first home, I have stood by my best friend of 26 years while he married his soul mate, Kelly, AND I have recently learned that there will be a new addition to the family this October (my future Niece OR Nephew)!! My new (61 year old) kidney has allowed me to experience so many beautiful things in life! Without it who knows if I would’ve been fortunate enough to experience these amazing life events. I am humbled by the amount of support I receive daily from my family, friends and fiancé. There is no greater joy in the world to me than to be surrounded by the amazing people I have in my life. I am blessed beyond belief and through my faith in the Lord I know I will continue to be.
Jan 11, 2017
Just wanted to send out an update on Christopher. It has been some time. Time sure does fly, life is just so busy.
By the grace of God Christopher's health has been good ;) No bumps in the road for him. He has been to date very successful with the transplant. He has since moved back to Philadelphia, didn't waste much time getting back to the city of brotherly love! Christopher loves the area, his now significant other (to be) resides there. Yes, to be! In August 2016, Christopher got engaged to Meghan Geiser! We are truly blessed with this Gem and so is Christopher. We couldn't have asked for a better, better half for our son! The wedding is planned for September 29th, 2017! We are excited and are looking forward to this HAPPY event and his continued good health! Thanks again for all your support; The Zerfass Family!
Feb 05, 2016
Just a quick UPDATE:
Christopher, since transplant is doing well. He recently moved to Philadelphia and is continuing with his career at CPS. Living Life to the fullest and is very happy!...
Dec 09, 2014
Greetings Friends and Family; Just wanted to update you on Christopher and his dad, Chris. Christopher is doing VERY well, no signs of rejection, Dr. is very happy with his progress and he is...
Oct 29, 2014
Just wanted to send an update on the both Christopher and Chris. Christopher is doing well, getting back to "normalcy" work, play etc. While Dad is still struggling from the transplant surgery....
Sep 26, 2014
A VERY SPECIAL UPDATE and Thanks to Chris Zerfass for giving the “GIFT OF LIFE” to our son, Christopher Zerfass! On September 10th Chris Zerfass (Dad) donated a kidney to our son, Christopher...
Sep 05, 2014
The Rally with Chris is just around the corner. We look forward to seeing you ALL there. Thanks again for all the support, help and donations! We are truly blessed! The Zerfass Family
Aug 06, 2014
As you can see we added an event for Christopher to be held on September 7th please see link below and show your support by attending the event if you can, let’s rally him to recovery!!!
Jun 03, 2014
Thanks again to all who have shown your support to Christopher and for keeping him in your prayers. We are continuing with the process for transplant as Christopher still holding @ 18% kidney...
Apr 15, 2014
Thanks to everyone for all the support and words of encouragement for Christopher! We will keep you updated on his progress. Please keep him in your prayers! With our appreciation, The...