TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) A Temple man’s desperate race to save the life of his seriously ill 26-year-old wife ended Saturday morning.
Elijah and Mary St. John with their 2 daughters. (Family photo)
Elijah St. John's wife, Mary, passed away Saturday morning surrounded by family and friends.
She was taken to a Temple clinic for stomach problems, the diagnosis was shocking and the prognosis was grim.
“Doctors did a blood test and found her liver was shutting down and they transferred us to the ICU at Baylor Scott & White in Temple,” St. John said.
Diagnosed with acute liver failure, the mother of two was placed in a medically induced coma and underwent dialysis, but doctors told her husband she needed a transplant.
The couple found a donor and a transplant team, according to a social media post, and St. John says the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston was willing to accept his wife of eight years as a patient.
St. John turned to social media in search of support, and thousands shared his post asking for help for the love of his life.