Finally Breathing Easy After A Lifesaving Lung Transplant: Edna’s Story

Edna Doberson can breathe easy now. It’s one of many luxuries chronic lung disease had once stolen from her—and it’s near the top of a long list of things she is thankful for: Time with family and Elveret, her husband of more than 50 years; her daughter, Andrea; walks with friends; activities at her beloved [Continue Reading]

Receiving the “Ultimate Gift”

For Danquein Horton, the holidays have taken on a whole new meaning this year. “I’m more excited for Christmas than ever before, I’m like a child,” Horton said. “We usually just get a tree but we’ve decorated everything this year. We’re going to celebrate. We’re going to give thanks like never before.” This year is [Continue Reading]

Think you’re safe from fatty liver disease? Think again.

An excerpt from “The Overlooked Organ” by Anissa Anderson Orr. It was the fall of 2015 when Jeff Lake had his first inkling something was wrong. The normally energetic husband and father of twin teenage girls couldn’t sleep at night. He started taking naps. And he began gaining weight, so much so that a pair [Continue Reading]

Giving the Ultimate Gift: Organ donation unites mom with stranger who received her son’s heart

For three long years, Ray Anderson spent his days in and out of the hospital, waiting for the call that would give him his life back. The same heart failure that felled other members of his family had finally caught up with him in 2008 when a devastating heart attack destroyed his youthful energy, his [Continue Reading]