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Heather Ledbetter: A Second Chance with a New Liver
A life-long Henderson County native receives a second chance at life with a liver transplant after a rare bone marrow disorder caused life-threatening blood clots in her liver.
Located in News / 2012 / September
Cindy Korff: A Caregiver Gives Thanks
The mother of a 22-year-old Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune says thanks to the medical professionals at UNC Hospitals who saved her son’s life and the new-found friends-for-life who buoyed her at SECU Family House while helping her son heal.
Located in News / 2012 / November
Family House Diaries: A Priceless Friendship
The life-threatening illnesses of their first-born children unite two couples in a friendship that each expects to bind them the rest of their days.
Located in News / 2011 / April
"Hey Doc, how are my kidneys?"
Drag car racer Tommy Arthur was the picture of health until his kidneys began to shut down because of IgA kidney disease.
Located in News / 2011 / April
Family House Diaries: A New Heart + A New Kidney = A New Life
A new heart and a new kidney give a 28-year-old Wilson woman, unwell since age 7, a second chance at life. Crystal Sharpe becomes the 11th recipient of a heart and kidney transplant at UNC Hospitals.
Located in News / 2011 / May
A second chance for Jakeina
UNC heart surgeon Dr. Andy Kiser reflects on the remarkable story of one of his patients, Jakeina Sutton of Rose Hill, N.C., a 16-year-old who recently received a heart and kidney transplant. For Jakeina, this was her second heart transplant.
Located in News / 2011 / July
UNC study: NAFLD patients have increased risk for poor outcomes after liver transplant
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a bigger risk factor for liver transplant patients than obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, according to a study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Located in News / 2010 / May
Family House Diaries: Getting Life Back After a Liver Transplant
Almost seven weeks after receiving a new liver, Dennis Foster, 56, returns to work part-time as a ranger with the U.S. Forest Service, forever grateful for a second chance thanks to the kindness of strangers.
Located in News / 2010 / July
Family House Diaries: A Thanksgiving to Remember
A double-lung transplant gives a Lincoln County, N.C., woman a second chance at life, allowing her to witness the birth of her first granddaughter, attend her son’s wedding and meet the lung donor’s family to thank them face-to-face for their selfless generosity.
Located in News / 2010 / November
Family House Diaries - Wesley Telsrow: Radiating a Gratitude for Life and Living It
A double-lung transplant gives a 22-year-old cystic fibrosis patient a new lease on life, complete with gratitude. For the first time in his young life, Wesley Telsrow can sleep lying down rather than sitting up and laugh without coughing.
Located in News / 2010 / December