One family’s tragedy, another’s blessing

Watch the amazing journey of Ted and Mary Scercy and how their lives intersected with a man they never knew but who saved their lives.

After years of smoking, Mary Scercy’s lungs were what her husband Ted calls “basically shot.” She needed a double-lung transplant. After Gerry Reid, Jr., died in a car accident, his lungs were donated for the surgery.

Two weeks after the transplant surgery in March 2010, Scercy walked out of UNC Hospitals to begin her new life.

They didn’t forget the SECU Family House, where they stayed while in Chapel Hill, and the support they received there. Ted Scercy says that the Family House is an “awesome place.”

Nor, did they forget Reid’s family and their grief. After writing to the family, the Scercys met them to hear about and share the positive stories that came from their tragedy.