By Tim Fontaine
APTN National News
WINNIPEG–A donor has been found and Stephen Bunn will receive a liver transplant, his mother Sandy Louise says.
The young Brandon Manitoba man made headlines in early 2014 when he was told smudging violated his high school’s scent-free policy. Bunn had been in a Toronto hospital suffering from a mystery illness that caused his liver to fail.
Louise says doctors told her early this morning that a donor has been found and that Bunn could be in the operating room this afternoon.
“I can’t even describe what I’m feeling right now,” Louise says. “It’s beyond anything, really.”
Louise had received a flood of messages on social media, with people from across North America offering prayers and support. Many also offered to be tested to see if they were a possible match for organ donation.