Nov 24, 2017
By Jane Brown
Toronto’s police chief and his wife made their first public appearance last night since undergoing kidney transplant surgery October 2nd.
Stacey Saunders donated one of her kidneys to her husband Mark Saunders, who is grateful for the rest he needed after the operation.
(Photo Credit: Toronto Star)
“The support has been just overwhelming and I thank you guys for giving us the opportunity to rest and recover, so now you’re going to be able to kick me around in a couple of weeks and it’s going to be back to the old drawing board,” Chief Saunders joked while attending the annual Chief’s Gala in support of Victim Services Toronto.
“We had a lot of people tell us their stories, their own donation stories, their own organ donation stories, their family stories. That was awesome and got us through,” added Stacey Saunders.
The Chief’s Gala has raised $1.5 million since 2008.