Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders is expected to be back on the job Monday, two months after undergoing a kidney transplant.
In a tweet, Sgt. Darla Tannahill wrote: “I LOVE Mondays!!! Especially when it’s a Monday where @TorontoPolice Chief @marksaunderstps is returning to work!”
I LOVE Mondays!!! Especially when it’s a Monday where @TorontoPolice Chief @marksaunderstps is returning to work! Thank you Mrs. Stacey Saunders, and the miracle of medical science as we welcome our leader back after a kidney transplant @TrilliumGift #grateful
— SSgt Darla Tannahill (@TannahillTPS) December 3, 2017
Saunders, 55, underwent the transplant on Oct. 2 after receiving the kidney from his wife, Stacey.
The chief had earlier revealed that he was living with just one kidney, but it was starting to fail. Fortunately, his wife was a match, and the operation seems to have been a success.
Saunders and his wife appeared at the annual Chief’s Gala in support of Victims Service Toronto two weeks ago — their first public appearance since the surgery.
Deputy chief James Ramer had been filling in for Saunders during his recovery.