2014

Asia Werner, Heart Transplant Recipient

Born on December 22nd, 1999 nine weeks premature with multiple heart defects, Asia spent nearly half of her first year in the hospital undergoing multiple surgeries. She was listed for a heart transplant at nine months and by her first birthday her life expectancy was being measured in hours. On the evening of her birthday…

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Dolores “Dee” Remington, Liver Transplant Recipient

In 2011, I was placed on the liver transplant waiting list after being diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver caused by Hepatitis-C. As the Hepatitis-C and cirrhosis progressed, a malignant liver tumor began to develop. Needless to say, my change in status increased the urgency of a transplant considerably. My health was rapidly declining, while…

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Jaydon Green, Liver Transplant Recipient

When Jaydon was just a few weeks old, I noticed he was sick. They took a blood sample, ran some tests and came back with news I would have never expected. Jaydon was very sick and without a liver transplant, he would die. Where we lived in Jamaica, a liver transplant for someone as young…

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Sean P. Tierney, Heart Transplant Recipient

In 2006, after 31 years of health and happiness, my heart began a rapid, inexplicable decline.  Doctors were baffled as to the cause.  However, they were certain that the only thing that would prolong my life would be a heart transplant.  I was sent to the Cleveland Clinic where I had to stay until I…

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Samantha Boling, Awaiting a Double Lung Transplant

My name is Samantha Boling. I’m 23 years-old and I’ve been waiting for a life saving double lung transplant since January, 2011. Being told I needed this transplant is still to this day one of the scariest moments of mine and my family’s lives. This event has completely changed me as a person. I’m lucky…

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Morgan Hughes, Cornea Transplant Recipient

Morgan received her first cornea transplant when she was just 11 months old in December, 2002 and the second transplant to correct the other eye when she was 13 months old the following February. Prior to Morgan’s transplants, she had not seen anything including her family. After her surgeries the surgeon took the bandages off…

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Ril M. Beatty III, Liver Transplant Recipient

In May of 2010, I was diagnosed with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, a rare disease that scars the liver, reduces the body’s ability to absorb vitamins, and often results in liver failure.  As my health declined, I no longer had the energy to enjoy even the simplest things in life like playing at the park with my daughter or walking through a store. In…

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Bryce and Cameron Jeff, Organ and Tissue Donors

On June 10, 2011 and June 11, 2011, our family experienced the loss of Bryce and Cameron Jeff, respectively. Brothers, Bryce at 8 years old, and Cameron, at 10 years old, died as a result of a drowning incident. Both boys were energetic, happy, and genuinely fun children! They enjoyed being outdoors, playing basketball and…

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Bobby Tinnell, Liver Transplant Recipient and Tissue Donor

After Bobby Tinnell was born, the mold was broken!  I have never ever met such a wonderful, loving, caring, patient, genuine man in my entire life. Bobby was a hard worker his entire life and was never sick until the year 2000.  He suddenly became ill and was told he had Primary Schlerosing Cholangitis and…

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