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Dear Friends, Family and Community,

We have great news to share with you! Our daughter, Amanda Craciun Washek received the ultimate gift of life – a life-saving liver transplant on August 11th at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Amanda’s life-long friend, Madalyn was her living donor. There are no words that can express the gratitude and appreciation we all have for Madalyn and her decision to offer a part of her liver to save Amanda’s life. They are both doing well as they recover from surgery and talk about all their future plans together.

Updates (11)

August 14, 2017

Today is such a special day. The day my husband was born and the day I was born again.

2 years of new, abundant life. So thankful for my donor who selflessly risked her life and took so much time away from her life, and pain on her body... to save me. You're my living angel and the best friend anyone could dream of.

To my surgeons and doctors who meticulously knit me back together. To my Savior who saw fit to give me this life, twice. And my family (blood and not) who loved me and continue to love me through this transplant journey. I am so thankful for each of you.

I have a past, present, AND a future and that's something not everyone can say. Happy 2 year liverversary to me, Madalyn, and to all those who have supported & loved me. This is your celebration, too.

Also... if you made it through all that, PLEASE, donate life.

September 10, 2015

It is one month after surgery, and Amanda & Madalyn are doing very well! They are still resting and healing at the Transplant House in Philly. We serve an awesome God!


August 19, 2015

Amanda, I am so glad things are going well. For all you both have been through, you look really good! How blessed you are to have such a loving friend and a wonderful husband and family. You are in my prayers daily!

Cathy Mattson

August 18, 2015

Praying for a speedy recovery for both of you!

Joy Peters

August 12, 2015

I am praying for both of you!

Georgia Patterson