WILLARD, Mo. – Michael Finley, a junior at Willard High School and a member of the wrestling team, continues to fight after receiving a lung transplant on Sunday.
"They told us that Michael did not just have an offer, but actually had four offers (for lung transplants)," said Kathy Finley, Michael's mother.
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Michael Finley, Sr. says doctors continue to monitor Michael's new lung for swelling. Its kidneys work well and it could be removed from the extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenating Machine (ECMO), which supports blood circulation. But the next days are important.
All this happened after Michael got the flu in March, a pneumonia and pneumonia.
The people of the Ozarks keep up to date with Michael's condition through social media.
"Well, the first thing we did in the morning meeting was thank God," said Kathy's Chandra Anderson. "First of all, we thank God because he had an important role."
Anderson says they were thrilled to learn that Michael was so quickly getting a lung transplant. They hope he recovers.
Meanwhile, the Finleys are working to illuminate the organ donation. They believe the trial has saved their son.
"It really means a lot," said Kathy. "For people who make this ultimate sacrifice, you have no idea how much you influence someone else's life, they give them another chance."
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