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|03-19-2015, 06:40 PM||#1|
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Cypress Ridge football coach makes lifesaving donation to fellow coach
The coaches at Cypress Ridge High School are giving a new meaning to the term “team player” with a lifesaving gift.
Cypress Ridge football coach John McWilliams has a genetic disease where his body is rejecting his organs, starting with the liver, and putting pressure on his heart.
His unusual illness was almost as unexpected as what would happen next.
“After Thanksgiving, I came in and all the coaches were sitting in there,” said McWilliams. “And I said, “Hey guys, I need a liver.’”
That is when Coach Matthew Beeler made the decision to donate 63 percent of his liver to McWilliams and since the liver is the only organ to regenerate, Beeler’s liver will eventually grow back.
Beeler and McWilliams have not know each other long but they have a great connection – and they just happen to be a perfect match for such a delicate surgery.
“I said, “Shoot, I couldn’t help a nicer man,’” said Beeler. “It wasn’t my decision to do it. I feel like I was put here to do it.”
The students at Cypress Ridge are watching the example their coaches have set. They have used the motivational story to sell T-shirts to fund what is not covered by insurance, like the medication the coach needs to recover.
The coaches leave for the surgery Sunday and will be out for the rest of the school year. They plan to be back in time for the next football season.
If you would like to make a donation to Coach John McWilliams for his recovery, click here.
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