April 2013

Collinsville, Conn., April 11, 2013 – Spring is in full swing, and April is a time when we welcome the beginnings of brightly colored flowers and warming temperatures.

Many will also celebrate Earth Day on April 22, and this year there is a way to help the environment and a local transplant patient at the same time.

Moore, Okla., April 9, 2012 – Sherrie Autry, of Norman, received a lifesaving liver transplant in February. While she is thrilled to have received a second chance at life, she now faces a lifetime of expenses to ensure that her new liver stays healthy.

In 2001, Autry, 58, was diagnosed with primary sclerosing cholangitis, a disease that caused her liver’s bile ducts to swell and scar. Doctors said a liver transplant was critical to her survival.