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Statement from Eugene Melnyk’s family

by Staff Writer / Ottawa Senators

Statement from Eugene Melnyk’s family

We are delighted and relieved that Eugene’s post-transplantation recovery is progressing very well.

In the past 36 hours, we have already witnessed a dramatic improvement in Eugene’s overall condition.

We wish to take this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude to the “miracle workers” who are part of the University Health Network’s Multi-Organ Transplant Program: from the transplant surgeons, to the medical directors, to the surgical and medical team including the nurse practitioners, fellows, medical residents and the many, many nurses -- all of whom have worked seamlessly and tirelessly to save Eugene’s life. You have had a profoundly positive impact on our family, and for this we are forever grateful.

And to the anonymous donor, you are an incredible person and we truly admire your unselfish act of kindness and courage to be a living liver donor. We are so grateful to you and to your support system of family and close friends who have helped you take this brave journey to save Eugene’s life. You remain in our thoughts and prayers as we wish you a speedy and full recovery.

In due time, Eugene will want to personally express his thanks to all the wonderful staff that are part of the University Health Network’s world-class liver transplant program.

In the interim and on behalf of the Melnyk family, thank you for allowing us to publicly express our heartfelt gratitude to these remarkable people who have touched our lives in a way we will never forget.

Sincerely,

The Melnyk Family

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