July 2017

  • Ericka & Joe

    When an impromptu conversation leads to a perfect match.

    An impromptu conversation with an old friend during church service one Sunday, led to the perfect match of a donor and recipient who needed a kidney transplant. Joe Mosqeda entered the church and decided to sit next to long-time, family friend, Ericka Hughes-Hale. While waiting on service to start, Ericka casually turned to Joe and asked about his blood type?

    Joe, who has been waiting on a match for years, responded that...

  • Siblings Get Rare Lung Transplants

    Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Stanford, CA is the only hospital on the West coast to perform lung transplants on children. According to their website, in the last 30 years, they’ve only done 25 of the surgeries which includes the latest two on the Diaz siblings, a boy and a girl, at 8 and 9 years of age.

    Big sister, Doris Diaz, now 11 was the first to receive her transplant at the age of 8. Both children were born with a severe form of cystic fibrosis that caused...