Cramer’s Son Transferred To Mayo, Organ Transplant Possible

Rep. Kevin Cramer, North Dakota’s lone member of the U.S. House of Representatives, says doctors are evaluating his son for possible organ transplant. Cramer shared the information in a Facebook post Tuesday.

Isaac Cramer, the 35-year-old stepson of Kevin and Kris Cramer, was hospitalized in critical condition last month after suffering failing liver and kidneys. Isaac was admitted to a Bismarck hospital.

Cramer said Tuesday Isaac was transferred to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

“Now we are here where some of the best medical professionals in the world are caring for him while the transplant team evaluates,” Cramer wrote.

“Isaac is not out of the woods, but everything that can be done is being done, and he is in good hands, on earth and in Heaven,” Cramer continued.

The third-term Republican congressman will face off against Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp for one of North Dakota’s U.S. Senate seats in November’s general election.

Here is Cramer’s full Facebook post:

I haven’t posted updates on Isaac Cramer’s health for awhile because there hasn’t been much to report, until now. The incredible team at Bismarck @sanfordhealth were able to stabilize Ike and prepare him for transport to @MayoClinicHealthSystem. Because my flights to DC got cancelled by the snow storm yesterday, I was home when it happened and was able to ride with my son to Rochester today. Now we are here where some of the best medical professionals in the world are caring for him while the transplant team evaluates.

Our family is beyond grateful to the awesome team at Sanford in Bismarck. From top management, you know who you are, to every single person, and I mean every, we were touched deeply and cannot begin to say thank you enough. We cannot express how much we love our pastors @newsongbismarck. To the hundreds, maybe thousands of prayer warriors who contact us constantly, you have no idea what you’ve done for us. To our friends, employees, neighbors, colleagues….. you are blessings beyond belief.

Above all, to our good God, who is far more faithful to me than I am to Him, I praise you.

Isaac is not out of the woods, but everything that can be done is being done, and he is in good hands, on earth and in Heaven.

I don’t know when I will post again. Our situation is very personal and we tend to be very public. I am trying to balance it all with dignity and respect for our son and openness to you. Thank you for understanding.