When Criss came home with his mom Sandra was waiting for him. "Oh Christopher you scared me"she remarked giving him a hug. "I'm all right I'm just sorry I had a panic attack during this cool party you had planned"Criss replied. "It's Ok Criss I'm just happy you're all right" as they sat down. "Do they know why you had a panic attack"Sandra asked. "Mrs. Kadish came to see us while we were having lunch and told us Brooke needs a liver transplant. She ask Christopher if he can donate she may it seem like Christopher was her only hope"Dimitra said. "That seems she put a lot of pressure on you" Sandra remarked. "It seems like that"Criss replied. "Why don't we go to bed we've had a hard day"Dimitra suggested. "Yea" and they all went to bed. Around two Sandra woke up to find Criss not in bed.
She got up and saw Criss just looking at the moon shining in the pool. "Christopher you all right?" she asked coming down the stairs. "I just can't sleep"Criss replied. "Criss are you still worrying if you're going to match Brooke". "Maybe-I guess-I don't know". "Criss don't worry if you don't match her". "I guess I've been thinking about my past and what might of happened if I was in Brooke's place and they couldn't find a heart for me"Criss replied. Sandra gave Criss a hug than ran her hand up and down Criss's scar. "Criss don't think that way if you don't match Brooke than someone will match her and she'll be all right"Sandra stated. "I guess you're right come on let's go to bed" and they went to bed.
At work Criss came in early but his mind kept bringing him back to his past. "Christopher"a voice said bringing Criss back to reality. He saw his mother standing there. "Mom what are you doing here?"he asked as Dimitra sat down. "Sandra told me she found you looking out the window last night are you still worrying about Brooke?". "I'm worried that she's going to die I got a call before I left for the Luxor I didn't match Brooke"he replied. "Oh I'm so sorry Christopher". "Mom were you scared about me maybe dieing if I didn't get this heart"he asked. "Of course Christopher everyone was scared especially me and your father. Your father was ready to give his heart to you if he could of"she replied. "I feel the same way I can remember being in that hospital room hearing that montioner beat, not being able to use the bathroom with out help because just walking to the bathroom would tire me out. Being put on medication to keep the fuild build up down".
"But you're alive Christopher thanks to Mr. Kadish gift of his heart to you"she remarked. "I know this sound strange but when I was in that hospital and dad was sick I would think that if god took me instead of dad he could of lbeaten the cancer" Criss said. "Christopher if you died that day you wouldn't be the person you are today". "I know that now mom"Criss stated. The phone rang and Criss picked it up. "Hello Joanne-yes are you serious-that's wonderful-yes I'll let them know-thank you for call" and hung up. "Did they find a mtch for Brooke?" Dimitra asked. "Yea they're going into surgery tonight, the donor will be there soon"Criss replied grabbing his coat. "Where are you going Christopher?". "To get the donor" Criss replied.
At Serenity Sandra was packing than she heard a door opened. "Sandra" Criss called out. "Upstairs Criss". Criss came in. "Criss what are you doing here?"she asked surprised to see him. "I heard that you're donating half your liver"he replied. "Yea when you told me about your heart transplant it just inspired me to donate my organs and today I finally got the call saying I matched someone. I was going to call and tell you about it"she remarked. Criss gave her a hug. "Thank you sweetie for doing this,"Criss said. "Now let's finish packing". At the hsopital Brooke was in her room relaxing when Criss walked in. "Christopher what are you doing here"she asked. "I just wanted to see how you were where's your mom". "Went to talk to the doctor they found a donor for me"she replied.
"That's good". "Criss are you my donor?". "Unfortunely no but I just brought in your donor"Criss replied. "Who was it one of your brothers or your mother?" she asked. "Neiither it's my bride to be". Her eyes popped. "Sandra decided to donate thanks to me". "I'm glad that you inspired Sandra to do this Criss"she remarked. "I'm just happy you're going to survive". Criss gave her a hug and she gave him a kiss.
When it came time for the transplant Criss waited with Brooke's mother in the surgery lounge. As they waited Criss went over to window and starred out sometimes not realizing it he was touching his scar on his chest. "Christopher"Joanne said. Criss turned to her. "Yea"he stated. "I was wonderng if you would like to see a picture of Philip". Criss smiled and went over to see next to her. She pulled out a picture of them and showed it to Christopher. "This was taking the night I told him about Brooke. We went down to our favorite bar once we walked in the first words out of his mouth were: WE'RE PREGNANT DRINKS ON ME". Criss chuckled wondering if his father would of done the same thing when he found out about him and his brothers' impending arrivals. "I was ready to do the same thing when I got engaged to Sandra"Criss replied.
"If you don't mind me asking how did you explainto her about your transplant?". "We were outside in my pool swimming and we had only been dating a few weeks she saw the scar and asked me if I had heart surgery as a child. I just told her I had a heart transplant when I was in my twenties. I told her why I had it and what I went through and my family. She told me today that because of what I told her she decided to become an organ donor"Criss replied. Joanne smiled as the doctor came out. Criss saw him and they both stood up. "Everything went well both Sandra and Brooke are in recovery". When Criss got back to Serenity his mother was up reading a book. "Mom I thought you'd be in bed by now"Criss replied.
"I wanted to see how everything went". Criss sat next to his mom. "Everything went great no hiccups or anything. Both Brooke and Sandra are in recovery so I'll see them both tomorrow"Criss stated. "That's wonderful Christopher". "Mom I have tell someone this because it's been driving me crazy thinking about it". "What that?". "Do you remember when my crew and I were exposed to those chemicals a few months back?". "Why yes tat scared me out of my skin when Costa called and told me you had a seizure"she remarked. "When I had that seizure I was in this white room I heard this guy's voice so I turned around. This guy told me I was the reason I was still on this earth and that his name is Philip. I just thought my brain made him up, but today Joanne showed me a picture of him and it was the same person I saw right down to the grizzty adams beard".
"I don't know what to tell you Christopher maybe it was something your father from upstairs so to speak came up with"Dimitra remarked. "Maybe well I'm going to bed I'll see you in the morning". He gave his mom a kiss and walked up the stairs
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The next day Criss went to see Brooke and Sandra. In Brooke's room she was reading as Criss came in. "And I thought I was the only early bird"he said. Brooke put her book down and saw Criss standing there with some flowers. "Hey Criss"she remarked. Criss walked in and gave her the flowers. "I asked your mom what kind of flowers you like"Criss stated. "Thanks Criss they're great and I thought you'd see Sandra first". "I did but she's still asleep" Criss replied which made Brooke chuckle. "My mom told me you were one of the reasons Sandra did this". "I was sort of in shock when your mom told me who your donor is. She told me that day because of what I told her about my transplant she decided to donate her organs too"Criss replied. "That's cool" she said.
"I have to get going but I'll try to stop in before you go back to Verrmont" Criss stated. "See yea". "Before I leave there's something I should tell you in my family the day I got my transplant my father called that day Rebirth so happy Rebirth Brooke"Criss stated and left. At the Luxor Criss was doing some work when Felix walked in. "Hey Felix what can I do for you?". "I heard what Sandra did last night". "Yea and the transplant worked so far"Criss replied. "I think what happened to you is rubbing off on a few people here and in other places". "What do you mean?"Criss inquired. "Well my daughter called me from college and she told me that her school had a blood drive and also people help find matches for people that need organs. She said some of them decided to do when they found out about your transplant"Felix stated.
"That's awesome even my crew is helping too Luke matched a guy in Boston who's been waiting for a kidney for five years"Criss stated. "That's great Criss". "So you willing to donate an organ Felix?"Criss inquired. "I'll stick to blood Criss" and Felix left as Criss chuckled. During lunch Criss went back to see Sandra. Criss got a surprise to swee his mom there too. "Mom what a surprise"Criss stated giving him a kiss. "Your mother came to see how I am"she replied. "I saw Brooke this morning she's looking great"Criss said. "That's great Christopher" Dimitra remarked. After a while Criss had to go back to The Luxor as he was walking he saw a teenager playing checkers with another person. "King me" she called out. "I thought you were surpose to let the sick ones win". "I'm going to get a drink you want one David". "No thanks"he stated as he laid back down. As the girl came out Criss walked up to her. "Hi". "I know you you're Criss Angel"she replied. "Tell what's up with him". "He's waiting for a heart for a few years"she replied. "Do you mind if I talk to him"Criss asked. "Sure" and Crisds went in. "How's it going?". "Hey you're Criss Angel"he said with a smile on his face. "I heard from your friend that you're waiting for a heart transplant" sitting next to him.
"Yea for-three years-but I don't think-I'm going to get it". "I thought they same way"Criss remarked. "You've had a heart transplant" Criss took off his shirt and showed him the scar. "I had a transplant twenty years ago and I thank god every day that I'm alive and you shouldn't be scared". "Thanks Criss"he replied with a smile on his face. Criss put his shirt back on and started to leave. As he left Criss turned and swear he saw himself in the kid. Dad if you can hear me find a heart for this kid please Criss thought. When Criss got back to the hotel he looked some info on organ donation he found some on Donatelife.net:
More than 114,000 men, women and children currently need life-saving organ transplants.
Every 10 minutes another name is added to the national organ transplant waiting list.
An average of 18 people die each day from the lack of available organs for transplant.
In 2011, there were 8,127 deceased organ donors and 6,017 living organ donors resulting in 28,535 organ transplants.
Last year, more than 42,000 grafts were made available for transplant by eye banks within the United States.
According to research, 98% of all adults have heard about organ donation and 86% have heard of tissue donation.
90% of Americans say they support donation, but only 30% know the essential steps to take to be a donor.
"Now I realize why dad called my transplant Rebirth I just hope that a lot more people have a rebirth like I did"criss said to himself.
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