(Note all proceeds go directly from Go Fund Me to Jeff Bagby and his family)
You likely know Jeff as a mild mannered, brilliant engineer and mathematician who brags about how beautiful his wife Christine is every chance he gets.
Jeff pretends to be an introvert but the twinkle in his eye as he expresses his humor tells you there is something under that button up shirt.
Ask him anything technical, or to discuss any scripture in the bible, and you see his cape begin to pop out of his collar. Spend more time with him and you'll see him rip some buttons off his shirt to expose the red S underneath - and he reveals it frequently, humbly and generously.
Every super hero has his weakness though, and Jeff's kryptonite was a pair of failing kidneys. For the past few years Jeff has had to do dialysis daily in order to keep his heath up, and most importantly stay healthy enough for a new kidney.
After waiting several years, the call Jeff needed came Monday evening.
Jeff was contacted and given 15 minutes to decide on getting a transplant, and early morning Tuesday May 22nd, surgons gave Jeff the new kidney he so desparately needed to live.
The surgery went smoothly and faster than surgeons anticipated, but in the post operation room his air way collapsed when his breathing tube was taken out, respiratory arrest lead to cardiac arrest and Jeff was administered chest compressions for 10 minutes to keep him alive long enough to be resuscitated.
Thankfully Jeff came back to life, and aside from some broken ribs and a rather large incision, he is on his way to making a full recovery!
Jeff has been given a new life, literally, however his road to recovery will be long, and this means he won't be able to return to work for quite some time.
Some of us who have been touched by Jeff's life spoke about doing something to return the love and knowledge he's show us, so I'd like to give anyone who feels led the opportunity to donate something to help Jeff and his family financially during this time of healing.
In addition to encouraging words of healing and love, please consider donating to Jeff and his family so they can come through this time with extra financial security and peace.