On Monday, October 15th, around midnight, the Christensen's got a phone call that Stanford University had a liver for Kaleb! According to his father, John, they went to up to OHSU in Portland. From there Kaleb, John and Amber were transported by ambulance and a Life Flight plane to California. By Tuesday evening the transplant was done. Kaleb is doing great and is already out of ICU and in a regular room. Kaleb is doing well enough that he may be released from the hospital next week. Although the doctors have said his recovery is "text book", they will need to stay in the Stanford area for a few weeks, possibly as long as two months. Kaleb will be getting daily checkups to insure that the new organ is 'taking'.
Family members are taking care of Kaleb's brother and sister here in the Portland area and he hopes to come back home to Oregon and give them a break around November 7th. The Christensen's appreciate all the donations that have been received. Over $2500 has been raised to date! The funds will help with airfare, food, housing, transportation, and other costs related to Kaleb's transplant and recovery.
If you'd like to make a donation, you can do so by mailing a check to the CCPOBF with Kaleb Christensen in the memo line, to PO Box 426, Oregon City, OR 97045. Or you can drop off a donation at any branch of the Clackamas Federal Credit Union - be sure to say it's a donation to the Clackamas County Peace Officers Benevolent Foundation - Kaleb Christensen Fund.
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