This post will be a bit different. Yesterday I read the entire history of Brian Bloomfield’s fight with liver failure due to Hepatitis-C. I don’t know Brian but I’ve met his son Josh through my son Joe – they are the same age and share a group of friends. I’ve heard Josh lead worship (he’s a great worship leader) and got to know him a bit when he designed a great web site for a business that I was helping Joe to start.
Anyway, I knew Josh’s dad had been going through major health struggles but I had not followed the story in detail, having lots else on my plate like most of us. Yesterday I had some time on my hands, and I had just noticed a link to Josh’s blog in an e-mail that I had received from him. I read the entire blog and was amazed and deeply moved. To make a long story short, Josh donated part of his liver to save his Dad. The transplant was a success, and while his Dad is not out of the woods yet, his Dad now has a chance at recovery and a normal life.
You can read the whole story here. I’m including it here because I was so affected and inspired by this example of a son’s love for his father, a family’s commitment to each other during a challenging time, and a church’s support for one of their own. Josh doesn’t gloss over the gory details, but through it all, the transforming power of faith in Jesus, and love for one another, shines through. To Josh and the entire Bloomfield family – thanks for sharing your story.