Stories of Hope
Stories of hope
Latasha Traynham's 2019 double lung transplant restored her to an active life. Her family and transplant team gifted her with encouraging messages on a lung pillow. And Resilience, an art exhibit at the Gallery at UNOS, was put in motion by her daughter to honor her strength and perseverance.
I am a wife, mother, grandmother, nurse and beyond grateful liver transplant recipient. My transplant journey began over eight years ago…
Mohan Mahal’s transplant journey literally and figuratively led to a change of heart. He’s been inspired to give back to the world and to the communities around him.
Struggling with a heart condition diagnosed in 2004, Jesse received a heart transplant during the COVID-19 pandemic.
My transplant story begins back when I was 4 years old before we ever knew it where it would lead. At that age, I received a diagnosis of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis.
In 2014, at the age of 25 Lisa was hours away from dying due to acute liver failure when she received a life-saving liver transplant from her donor, Courtney Sterling.
To celebrate National Donate Life Month, Latasha shares her story leading up to and following her double lung transplant.
The Cullen family talk about how living donation saved their daughter’s life.
To celebrate both National Donate Life Month and National Pediatric Transplant Week, Joseph Hillenburg, shares his perspective as father of Ben, a transplant recipient.
Gianna Paniagua, heart transplant recipient, shares her story and how every day can feel similar to COVID-19 to her.
To celebrate National Donate Life Month, Roxanne Watson shares her story as a heart transplant recipient.
My daughter Sirii experienced pre-eclampsia with both of her pregnancies. Her one functional kidney she was born with dropped to less than 10% function after the second birth.
On July 18,2019 I received a heart and double lung transplant and it has been the best thing that has every happened to me. Also knowing that I was the first person to receive a heart and double lung transplant in San Diego in 2019.