Saturday, November 17, 2007

Transplant Headlines

Selected headlines all dealing with liver transplants

Family hopes to save youngest child with transplant in Ontario, Canada talks about a fundraising effort to help 10-year-old Natalie Harper obtain a life-saving liver transplant. Natalie received a liver transplant as a baby of 7 months but this is now failing. Read their emotional story.

Family searches for donor, money
The Beloit Daily News in Wisconsin has a heart-wrenching story about 7-month-old Valery Huttner who is in desperate need of a liver transplant. There is an urgent search for a living donor as well as a fundraising effort to defray the very expensive costs associated with the testing of potential donors as well as the cost of the transplant when and if it happens. Read the full article.

Organ recipient campaigns for organ donations
The Toledo Free Press in Ohio has a great organ donation awareness story about liver transplant recipient Lexi Schultz, a 16-year-old sophomore, who is promoting organ donation by speaking to school students and church congretations. She has met her donor family and keeps contact with them. Read the story.

Survivors remember precious gifts of life HELPING OTHERS
The Free-Lance Star in Fredericksburg, Virginia reports on a celebration honoring organ donors, and their loved-ones. One of the speakers, Gary Scheer, was given three weeks to live 13 years ago. The 26-year-old fire medic and distance runner from Spotsylvania County struggled to express his gratitude for the best gift that he ever received--the liver that made his appearance possible. Read the full story.

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