WACO, Texas – David Guel, a high school world history teacher at Connally High School, fought a tough battle with COVID-19 at the beginning of the pandemic, which nearly took his life. Guel’s wife, Lauren, expressed the difficulty their family faced while watching him struggle with the virus. Although he has since recovered, COVID-19 exacerbated Guel’s eight-year-long fight against liver disease.
Guel recently faced another health scare when he received a cancer diagnosis during the summer. Fortunately, doctors caught it early, allowing for prompt treatment. Now, Guel finds himself on the liver transplant list, hoping to be matched with a live liver donor. He acknowledges the significance of being listed and the extensive testing involved, but he remains optimistic about the possibilities that lie ahead once the transplant takes place.
David and Lauren urge others to consider becoming organ donors, emphasizing the wide range of people who can benefit from such generosity. They hope that their story will inspire individuals to help others in similar situations. For anyone interested in aiding David’s cause, a link has been provided to access more information on becoming a live liver donor.