Last Supper

Undergoing an organ transplant can change everything; for one young man I met last year, the consequences of his upcoming lung transplant would include a restriction against eating raw fish for the rest of his life. With that in mind, his friends organized a historical sushi dinner for him last fall, and I had the singular honor of presiding over his “last supper” of sushi, forever.

I just learned that last week he underwent the surgery for his double lung replacement. A friend of his told me that a few days before the operation, they were reminiscing about that great final meal of sushi.