Cristopher B. – As told by FOC, Tyrone
October 5, 2017

Transplants for Children (lovingly referred to as TFC) has been a God-send for me and my family.  The Navy transferred us to San Antonio in May of 2002.  My son, Cristopher, had a liver transplant in June, 1998, when he was 10 months old.  While at an appointment on base, we were told about TFC. We contacted them, and our "journey" began. TFC allowed us to meet many people whom we still consider friends to this day. For us, that was major. Up until that time, we had been basically alone. Being in the military, all of our financial needs in terms of Cristopher's appointments and surgery were taken care of, but we were alone. My wife's home is in Sinaloa, Mexico, and I'm from Georgia, so we were separated from any possible support system that we might need. TFC gave us human contact. We have attended almost all of the events for which we receive invitations. TFC also took the siblings into consideration, provided programs for my other children to attend and make friends. I don't know what we would have done without them.

Christopher and his brother

Christopher and his family

Christopher's parents