|Courtesy of Mark Potter|
|Mark Potter rests after surgery |
Last Thursday, Stefon Alexander, otherwise known as P.O.S., received a much-needed kidney transplant from his childhood friend, Mark Potter
. Potter said the process started last June, just over seven months after P.O.S. canceled
his We Don't Even Live Here
tour and announced his need for a new kidney. After months of extensive compatibility testing, it was decided that Potter was an appropriate match.
Both surgeries were successful. Potter, a digital media strategist and photographer, is currently recovering at home and expects to return to work next week. For now, he's moved his bed to the living room and is resting in the company of Game of Thrones. Though P.O.S.'s recovery is expected to take much longer, he appears to be in good shape. According to Lazerbeak, "the kidney is currently functioning the way it's supposed to, and he's feeling better mentally/physically than he was before the surgery."
On Wednesday afternoon, we chatted with Potter about his recovery, his relationship with P.O.S., and the benefits of live organ donation.
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