Caitlyn Lamm has always had an appreciation for agriculture and pig farmers. But now she has even more reasons to “thank a farmer.”
As reported in the Des Moines Register, Lamm discovered recently that her beloved grandfather’s life was extended by 10 years, thanks to a transplant surgery in which he received part of a pig’s heart.
“I got a little more time with my grandpa, thanks to animal agriculture,” Lamm, who lives near Perry, Iowa, writes. “It gave us a few more chuckles, a few more shared sips of whiskey, and he was able to meet Craig, who would later become my husband.”
The story is a fitting one, considering October is Pork Month.
“Pig farmers are doing their best to raise food for our families to eat. But now I know somewhere out there a farmer also helped raise a healthy animal that allowed a man with a heart of gold — combined with a heart of a pig — to spend time with his loved ones just a bit longer,” she writes. “For that, I couldn’t be more grateful.”
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