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Transplant Patient Stories

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Pediatric Patients

UW Health pediatric transplant: Transplant patient Ezekiel with his mother

Learn about our pediatric transplant patients like liver transplant recipient Ezekiel, at uwhealthkids.org.

The UW Health transplant program's success can be seen and heard in the words of its patients. Read the stories below to learn about transplant at UW Health from those who have experienced it.
 
Heart Transplant
 

2018 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Dick Kreibich

2017 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Dick DeGroot

2017 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Dave Barta

From Heart Transplant to Half Marathon

2016 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Daniel Pekarsky

2015 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Jerry McCann

2015 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Carol Wright

Heart Transplant: Jan's Story

Heart Transplant: Terry's Story

2014 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Chuck Kiehl

Left Ventricular Assist Device: Keith's Story

Heart Transplant: Richard's Story

Heart Transplant: Kieth's Story

Heart Transplant: Josef's Story

Heart Transplant: James' Story

Heart Transplant: Jack's Story

Heart Transplant: George's Story

Heart Transplant: Donald's Story

Heart Transplant: David's Story

Heart Transplant: Bob's Story

 
Heart-Double Lung Transplant
 

Heart-Double Lung Transplant: Kim's Story

 
Islet and Auto-Islet Cell Transplant
 

Pancreas Transplant: Katie's Story

Islet Cell Transplant: Kathy's Story

Islet Cell Transplant: Nancy's Story

Islet Cell Transplant: Julie's Story

 
Kidney Transplant (also check out our living donors)
 

2018 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Phylis Taft

2018 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Bill McKenzie and Julie Underwood

2018 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Amy Beaman

2018 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Justin Mandeville

2017 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Carol Hay

2017 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Aspen Johnson

Kidney Transplant: Varun's Story

Hope Meets Gratitude: Cheryl's and David's Journey to Kidney Transplant

Lindsay Mosher is "Miss Incredible"

2016 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Braxton Hanson

2016 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Deana Zorko

2015 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Brenda Violante

2015 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Joe Herr

2015 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Kameron Pryne

2014 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Kaylin Burr

Kidney Transplant: Kris' Story

Kidney Transplant: Sandra's Story

Kidney Transplant: Cindy's Story

 
Kidney-Pancreas Transplant
 

2018 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Chad Larson

2018 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: David Nordin

Kidney-Pancreas Transplant: Stacey's Story

2017 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: John and Jack Stapleton

2017 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Drew Stapleton

Kidney-Pancreas Transplant: Mike's Story

2014 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Ken Dalen

Kidney-Pancreas Transplant: Stephen's Story

Kidney-Pancreas Transplant: Chris' Story

Kidney-Pancreas Transplant: Dan's Story

Kidney-Pancreas Transplant: Cheryl's Story

Kidney-Pancreas Transplant: Brenda's Story

Kidney-Pancreas Transplant: Adriana's Story

 
Liver Transplant
 

2018 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Erin Davisson LeMere

2016 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Leonard Stringfellow

2016 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Emily Mahon

2015 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Michaela Layton and Haley Wilber

2015 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Gene and Jack Johnston

2014 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Michaela Layton

2014 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Regina Sanner

Liver Transplant 10 Days After Heart Surgery

Liver Transplant: Doug's Story

Liver Transplant: Wayne's Story

Liver Transplant: Brian's Story

Liver Transplant: Pete's Story

Liver Transplant: Bill's Story

Liver Transplant: Doug's Story

Liver Transplant: Mary's Story

Liver Transplant: Kathi's Story

Liver Transplant: David's Story

 
Liver-Pancreas Transplant
 

Liver-Pancreas Transplant: Nicole's Story

 
Living Donation
 

Living Kidney Donation: Heidi's Story

Living Liver Donation: Sydney and Tommy Sullivan

2018 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Meiyee Chen

2018 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Bill McKenzie and Julie Underwood

2018 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Amy Beaman

2017 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Myrna Hirshhaut

2017 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Joyce Doty

2017 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Tami Hinz and Teresa Vandenbusch

2017 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Brigitt Capps and Roger Ballweg

2017 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Kidney Exchange

2015 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Joe Herr

2015 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Gene and Jack Johnston

2015 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Brenda Violante

2016 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Kidney Exchange - Lisa, Michelle, Susan, Tim

2016 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Jill Dillon

Connected by the Heart and Kidney

Living Kidney Donation: Jim's Story

2014 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Lindsey Rohloff

2014 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Dylan Prescott

Non-Directed Living Kidney Donation: Karen's Story

Living Liver Donation: Stephanie's Story

Living Kidney Donation: Sheri's Story

Living Kidney Donation: Rachel's Story

Living Donor Tim Nelson

Living Kidney Donation: Rose's Story

Living Kidney Donation: Norwood's Story

Living Kidney Donation: Jim's Story

Living Kidney Donation: Deryl's Story

Kidney Transplant Chain: Bonnie's Story

Kidney Transplant: Laura's Story

Kidney Transplant: Devin's Story

Living Donation: Chris' Story

 
Lung Transplant
 

2018 Tranplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Jenny Flasher-Yelczyn

2017 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Debbie Bohman

2016 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Stan Sutton

2015 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Martin Martinez Rosa

Lung Transplant Recipient Advocates for Organ Donation

Lung Transplant: Helen's Story

2014 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Lisa Goetsche

Portraying the Transplant Waiting List in Photographs: Video

Lung Transplant: Chris' Story

Lung Transplant: Amy's Story

Lung Transplant: Shawn's Story

 
Pancreas Transplant
 

Pancreas Transplant: Katie's Story

2015 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Thom Nustad

Pancreas Transplant: Sara's Story

Pancreas Transplant: Brenda's Story

Pancreas Transplant: Kim's Story

 
Pediatric Transplant
 

Kidney Transplant: Rigby's Story

2018 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Meiyee Chen

2014 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Michaela Layton

2015 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Kameron Pryne

2016 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Braxton Hanson

2018 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Justin Mandeville

Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: Will's Story

Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: Ali's Story

Liver Transplant: Ezekiel's Story

Twelve-Year-Old Aspen Promotes Wisconsin Donation Registry

Back in Tune: Living Donation Restores Musician's Health

Lung Transplant: Miller's Story

Kidney Transplant: Laina's Story

Liver Transplant: Trevor's Story

Liver Transplant: Isaac's Story

The Gift of Life, Again: Father Donates Kidney to Son

 
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