Kidney-Pancreas Transplant: Dan's Story

UW Health transplant patient Dan and his three grandchildrenFifteen years after his kidney/pancreas transplant, Dan is celebrating life, and all the wonderful experiences he's enjoyed since his transplant.


After a two-year wait for a match, Dan received his transplant in October of 1995. His children, Katie and Michael, were just ages 13 and 16 and the time but in the last 15 years they met and married wonderful people and blessed Dan with three beautiful grandchildren.


Truly the joy of his life, Dan is shown in the photo holding his son's daughter, Molly, with her big brother Jacob seated next to him. His daughter's beautiful new baby girl, Rachael, completes this grandpa's joy.


Dan will retire soon, and hopes to spend even more time with his lovely wife, Anne, and his kids and grandbabies, celebrating the gifts he received 15 years ago.