2011

Patricia Patterson, Tissue Donor

As the family of Patricia (Patty), we would like to thank God for this day of celebrating   LIFE. Patty was a person that loved life to the fullest, and she was always the life of the party. She loved people so much that she made the choice to give life after death, and what a…

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Michael Pence, Organ Donor

In May of 2010 we suddenly lost Michael, a wonderful husband and father, at the age of 42. While my children and I still feel he is gone from us far too soon, the decision regarding organ and tissue donation was an easy one for us, and we knew it was something he wanted. Mike…

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Chris Henry, Organ Donor

My son Chris designated himself to be an organ and tissue donor because he was selfless in nature and always wanted to help people however he could. He believed donation was the right thing to do. As his mother, I supported his decision because I wanted to make sure his wish to help others was…

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Crosby Fugate, Liver Transplant Recipient

During the summer of 2005, after multiple hospitalizations, I was diagnosed with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC), a chronic liver disease that slowly scars the liver until it can no longer function properly. My family was told that I would eventually need a liver transplant. That time came on December 4, 2009, when I was listed…

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Kelly Williams, Living Kidney Donor

While working with Kaleb’s mother I found out that he was experiencing kidney failure and needed to have a kidney transplant. I made the decision to donate one of my kidneys to Kaleb to restore his health and give him a second chance at life. After a successful transplant, I realized Kaleb didn’t just receive…

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Kyle Weisenberger, Organ Donor

I’ll always remember the excitement Kyle had for becoming an organ and tissue donor. It was a decision he made completely on his own. He had asked me to consider signing my license and didn’t leave me alone until I honored his request, but little did we know that years later donation would be a…

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Amy Pannell, Liver Transplant Recipient

At the age of 24, I was diagnosed with Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC).  PBC is an autoimmune disease that causes irritation and inflammation of the bile ducts, which over time can block the flow of bile from the liver.   By age 47, the obstruction had become so severe that I was experiencing jaundice, the classic…

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Monica Achberger, Cornea Transplant Recipient

John and I were only dating about a month before I ended up in the hospital. I was 23 years-old at the time, and the prognosis was not good. Doctors removed my one infected kidney and informed me the other kidney was diseased and infected. John came to visit me, bringing a rose, each and…

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Glen Moore, Heart Transplant Recipient

In February of 2000 I went to the doctor for my yearly check up, and the doctor found that I had a plugged artery and would have to have a stent put in. I went to rehab and felt great, but early the next year I was having some chest pains and went back to…

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Peyton Sherrell, Heart Transplant Recipient

Peyton had not felt well for several days in July 2009, and I just had the feeling that something was wrong. I took her to the emergency room where they did tests and diagnosed her with pneumonia. The next day she was still not feeling well, so her grandmother and I rushed her to Cincinnati…

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