Summer Soltice

June 20th holds a special place in my heart for two reasons. It’s the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, but more importantly, it’s the anniversary of my life-saving liver transplant fourteen years ago.

Without the generosity of my donor’s family and the incredible skill and compassion of the professionals at Georgetown University Hospital, my story would be much shorter.

Thanks to the success of the transplant, I’ve been blessed to witness the births and growth of all my grandchildren. Most are teenagers now, except for the two youngest, who are truly special.

Fourteen years ago, I received the most precious gifts: fourteen more years with my wife Suzy, my children and their spouses, and my close family. But perhaps the most profound gift is the newfound appreciation for life and the realization that every day is a treasure. June 20th, 2010, wasn’t just the day I received a new liver; it was the day I received a renewed perspective. And that, like the gift of a new sunrise each morning, is something to cherish.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.


    1. Thank you Tammie. It’s friends like you and Lou that make life so wonderful. Webb

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