Richland girl doing well after kidney transplant

By the Tri-City Herald Ashlynn Griffin of Richland received a kidney transplant at Seattle Children’s Hospital on Nov. 9, her family said. Ashlynn is the daughter of Susan Sisson Griffin. Born in 2001, Ashlynn was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney failure. Volunteers raised money to pay for the transplant earlier this year. Family members said … Continue reading “Richland girl doing well after kidney transplant”

COLUMBIA, SC – Tiny Columbia heart transplant patient has amazing stories to tell – Local / Metro – TheState.com

By JOEY HOLLEMAN – jholleman@thestate.com COLUMBIA, SC — The message on the front of 10-month-old Kathryn Ann Mullis’ Thanksgiving onesie says it all: “Everyone’s thankful for me.” Kathryn Ann, the daughter of Colleen and Stephen Mullis of Columbia and sister of 3-year-old Vann, seemed perfectly healthy at birth last spring. But her eight-week exam revealed life-threatening heart … Continue reading “COLUMBIA, SC – Tiny Columbia heart transplant patient has amazing stories to tell – Local / Metro – TheState.com”

Fort Lee Restaurant Raises $1K For Family of Heart Transplant Recipient

The general manger of a local restaurant that held a fundraiser earlier this month to help the family of a 16-year-old Fort Lee boy who received a heart transplant in June presented the family with a check for $1,000 Monday. The donation resulted from a three-day fundraiser Gene Bazzarelli of Franco’s Metro called “Dining for … Continue reading “Fort Lee Restaurant Raises $1K For Family of Heart Transplant Recipient”

Transplant teenager Coen Ashton can breathe freely

COEN Ashton’s constant battle to breathe is almost over; at last he has new lungs. The double lung transplant came just as it appeared his crippling disease had all but destroyed his organs, his hope and his life. He was spending 16 hours a day sleeping, needed constant oxygen to breathe and tired after even … Continue reading “Transplant teenager Coen Ashton can breathe freely”

Transplant Recipients At Increased Risk When Low Levels Of Donor-Specific Antibodies Present

Findings could help provide better donor-recipient matches and tailor recipients’ treatments after kidney transplantation Highlights The detection of preformed donor-specific antibodies by newer tests, despite negative results from traditional tests, nearly doubles a kidney transplant recipient’s risk for rejection. It also increases the risk of kidney failure by 76%. Nearly 17,000 kidney transplants take place … Continue reading “Transplant Recipients At Increased Risk When Low Levels Of Donor-Specific Antibodies Present”

Sports broadcaster, ex-Orioles exec Jim Duquette donates kidney to 10-year-old daughter

Many people know former Orioles executive Jim Duquette, who now broadcasts on WJZ-FM The Fan in Baltimore. But few know the pain his family has lived with for years. Like so many others in this country, Duquette’s little girl needed a kidney transplant to live. CBS Baltimore went inside the operating room where a father/daughter … Continue reading “Sports broadcaster, ex-Orioles exec Jim Duquette donates kidney to 10-year-old daughter”

Being grateful for the gift of life

Tis the time of year when facebook newsfeeds are filled with 20 something days of grateful posts,  which I think is absolutely fantastic.  Once a year we can announce to the world how grateful we are.  And with 20 something days to do it, we can be very generous with our gratitude. For us parents … Continue reading “Being grateful for the gift of life”