The police chief of a village just east of Dayton received a life-saving organ transplant.
Cedarville Chief of Police Chris Gillaugh has been waiting for a new liver for the last three years. It began in 2010 when Gillaugh went to the hospital for chest pain and doctors told him he was suffering from cirrhosis of the liver, and he needed a transplant.
Last Sunday, Gillaugh got the phone call that changed his life. Doctors had found an organ match.
He is now recovering from a successful transplant surgery.
"I have been given a gift that can only be given by love, by
the grace of God. I have been given a chance to hold my grandchildren, to spend
time with my family, my wife," Gillaugh told FOX19.
He says he plans to return to his official duties as soon as he is full recovered. Gillaugh will have extra help healing at home because his wife of 32 years is actually a nurse at Springfield Regional Medical Center.
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