On Dec. 13, she gave birth to her second child, healthy 6-pound Owen, and mother and son spent the night bonding in their Corvallis hospital room.
But something wasn’t right, and three days later, the 32-year-old Newport woman lay in a coma at Oregon Health & Science University, on the verge of death from liver and kidney failure.
Bashor needed a new liver, badly, and was put at the very top of Oregon’s transplant list. Waits are often long, and she was slowly dying. ….
Today, less than eight weeks after the transplant, Bashor soothes Owen in her arms, fixes the barrette in 2-year-old Jocie’s hair and beams as both children crowd her lap.
Their father died months before Owen was born, and she expresses deep gratitude to her donor and his family for allowing her to live.