McCaig On The Mend


Former ACTA president David McCaig (l) is on the mend after a recent kidney transplant operation.

McCaig reports he was suffering from kidney disease that required dialysis 15 hours per week.

On Nov. 24, he successfully underwent a Live Donor Kidney Transplant Recipient operation, with the donor being his ex-wife Linda McCaig.

“I am so blessed to have had her do this for me. I will never forget her phone call to me about a year ago where she volunteered to be my kidney donor,” says McCaig. “Linda stated that ‘our grandkids need a grandpa’ and she would try to pass all the tests required to be eligible. After several months of tests on both of us her donor doctors found her to be very suitable to be my donor and my recipient doctors found me to meet all extensive recipient health requirements. It was unbelievable to find out that her tissue and mine were ‘highly compatible’ and that we passed all the other required tests to go ahead. I am very pleased to advise that Linda is doing extremely well and is well on her way to getting back to her normal life. What a miracle Christmas this is for me and my family thanks to the wonderful gift that Linda gave me.”

He added the total recovery process for himself is to be approximately two to three months. McCaig is pictured with Air Canada’s Duncan Bureau during a recent celebratory lunch.