After receiving a diagnosis of primary sclerosing cholangitis, a disease causing inflammation in his bile ducts and liver, Shane Jackson learned it was advanced enough to cause end-stage liver failure.
Transplantation is often described as a miracle.
We're so excited to report that Christina received her transplant on July 20, 2014!
At age 16, she was diagnosed with Wilson’s disease, an autosomal recessive genetic disorder that has severely damaged her liver. Doctors said a liver transplant was essential to her survival.
In 2008, Paula donated blood and received the shocking news that she was suffering from hepatitis C, which she contracted from a blood transfusion in 1987.
She underwent treatment for two years, and doctors say a liver transplant is critical to her survival. She has no health insurance and can’t even be evaluated for a transplant until she has health coverage and raises funds for her out-of-pocket expenses.
In 2011, Josh Bishop had a rare allergic reaction to the antibiotic Cipro that caused irreversible damage to his liver. Doctors say a liver transplant is critical to his survival, and he hopes to be added to the transplant waiting list soon.
A loving husband to Stephanie, he hates that his health problems prevent them from being a normal couple. He’s so grateful for her unwavering support throughout these challenges, and he dreams of the day they can start a family together.
When Kyle Garrett found out that his little brother, Kurt, needed a lifesaving liver transplant, he wanted to help. As you can imagine, it's incredibly difficult to watch a sibling go through a frightening health crisis. To raise awareness and funds for Kurt's need, Kyle created a very moving and creative video to tell his brother's story. Please take a moment to watch the video below.