Organ Transplantation

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How to Ensure the Time of Your Life

This time of year has not always been the best time for me. Not because summer’s over and the days grow shorter and cooler. It’s more that I’ve experienced the onset of disease and several significant life disruptions in the autumn months. However, in 2006 I experienced the life-saving miracle of a liver transplant. Autumn is my time to reflect […]

Happy Anniversary To Me!

Today is the 11th anniversary of the liver transplant that saved and transformed my life, November 20, 2006.   My donor was a 70 year old Italian grandmother from Staten Island, NY. This year I reached 70 and move on in humble gratitude to her and her family. I know that two of my donor’s grandchildren were 8 and 11 when […]

Remembering Heroes

On Memorial Days past and present, just like on Christmas, many people think more about the real meaning of a holy-day and less about retail sales. I am among them. However, on May 31, I always add a special prayer of thanks for those who weren’t military heroes, but heroes of another kind. Here is a tale of life, near death, and survival […]