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My daughter, Katherine, was born on June 13, 2011, along with her twin brother, Kevin. We brought them home to an already full household. At the time her “older” brothers were 18 months and almost three years old. Their first › Continue Reading

It has been just about four years since my last blog post and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to provide an update on everything that has happened since then! How My Liver Transplant Journey Began My journey began › Continue Reading

“What’s this rash,” I asked our local pediatrician in Oklahoma as he was finishing my son Jonathan’s two-month check-up. There were a few small, scaly bumps on his back that wouldn’t go away. It looked odd, but babies get rashes › Continue Reading

Three years ago we received a call about a three-month-old boy, Sawyer, and his three-year-old brother, Gavin. We were told that there was something wrong with the baby’s liver and were asked if we were willing to take them. At › Continue Reading

To say that my 13-year-old daughter, Allison, is an active kid would be an understatement. She plays year-round sports – volleyball, basketball, and track – as well as participates in 4-H events, like showing 1,300-pound cows and contesting with her › Continue Reading

Jordan and Hillary Weidner’s daughter, Bea, was diagnosed at two months old with biliary atresia, a condition affecting the bile ducts of the liver. Bea required a liver transplant, and her mother Hillary was a match. Bea’s parents decided to › Continue Reading

This transplant changed me. It all started before Bea. Before Bea I had lived a free and easy 28 years of life. I had a solid upbringing with two loving parents and two supportive sisters. I did well in school, › Continue Reading

Maren Foster and Liam Sprague both had organ transplants on February 25th, 2014 at Cincinnati Children’s. Their organ donor was a young boy named Fuentez, who died – along with both of his parents and three siblings – in a › Continue Reading

Today, a special little boy named Fuentez Guerra would have turned nine years old. Because of him and the selfless decision of his extended family, two families – the Sprague family in Indianapolis, Indiana and the Foster family in Barboursville, West › Continue Reading

If you know me, you may notice that my life seems to have a recurring theme of nines. Until the age of nine, I was a perfectly healthy child; taking dance classes and playing in the local soccer league. But, › Continue Reading

When I was 12 years old, after just a few weeks of being sick, I was told I had liver failure and seven days to live. I was immediately listed on the transplant waiting list and miraculously a liver was › Continue Reading

September is a big month in our home for a few reasons. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  As a childhood cancer family, we try to spread the word as much as possible.  We wear gold.  We paint fingernails gold.  We › Continue Reading