Tag "liver transplant"

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