liver transplant


Taking Inventory 2

November 20, 2015, is the ninth anniversary of my liver transplant. Almost a decade into Act 2. That’s almost as long as my first career in public education on Long Island, half as many years as I worked in corporate settings, and longer than my tenure in economic development at […]


Thank you, Thank you, Thank you

Eight years ago today my life was saved through the generosity of an organ donor. A stranger gifted me these past eight years. I was very, very lucky! If you rely on what you see and hear in the media, you may feel that people spend most of their time cheating, hurting, […]


Sunrise over Chestnut Ridge

Monday Morning Gratitude

So much to be thankful for: A rose and lavender sunrise that called me out of the house in my bathrobe. Well worth the stroll. The spectacular sight reminded me of the morning I awoke from transplant surgery at the Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation at New York Presbyterian […]


Keep The Faith

Courage~Optimism~Patience~Grace These are the keys to overcoming difficulties. I learned this–not when I was dieing–but, surprisingly, when I was already months into the post-transplant recuperation process. Only my liver had been transplanted, and though that miracle ultimately meant major improvements in my overall health, the physical transition from frail to […]