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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Local family welcomes home baby after two open heart surgeries, 104 days


KWTX | Kathleen Serie

HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas (KWTX) After three months, two open heart surgeries, and countless other procedures, a Harker Heights family welcomes home their five month old son. His life was saved by organ donation.

Brayden McCann was born on February 14th, and when he was six weeks old, his mother, Alyssa, noticed health complications with her son. He was vomiting, breathing heavily, and she noticed that he was not gaining weight.

Following several trips to the hospital, doctors diagnosed Brayden with several heart defects. They said there was a hole in his heart, it was not pumping properly, and the left heart chamber was enlarged.

The doctors said Brayden would need a heart transplant.

On April 6th, he was life-lighted to the Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston where he was placed at the top of the transplant list. Continue reading

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Half of organ transplants from deemed consent after new law

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More than half of organs transplanted since a new system came into effect were from people whose consent was deemed.

Since December 2015, unless somebody in Wales registers to opt out, their organs are donated after they die.

Figures show that in six months to 31 May, a total of 60 organs were transplanted – 32 organs from people whose consent was deemed.

Of the 31 people donating organs, 10 were because of the new system.

The “landmark” system has saved dozens of lives since its implementation, cabinet secretary Vaughan Gething will tell assembly members on Tuesday.

Under what is known as soft opt out or deemed consent, people who are 18 or over, have lived in Wales for more than 12 months and die in Wales, will be regarded as having consented unless they register otherwise. Continue reading
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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Two judges, friends, bonded by gift of life

Registered nurse Joan Zittnan talks with Derek Mosley and his wife, Kelly Cochrane (rear), before Mosley's surgery at Froedtert Hospital.(Photo: Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
THE POST-CRESCENT | Bill Glauber

City and suburb. Black and white. A 45-year-old man built like an offensive lineman and a 58-year-old woman who is lean like a dancer.

Best friends.

These are the two judges who meet on a Tuesday morning in a courtroom in Milwaukee. They don their robes. They pose for photos. And embrace.

In September 2014, Municipal Court Judge Derek Mosley of Milwaukee was diagnosed with end-stage renal disease. His kidneys were failing. Every night since, he has connected himself to a dialysis machine for 10 hours, the cleansing fluid removing waste products from his kidneys, sustaining him yet stealing away precious time.

And, yet, there is hope. Surgery is scheduled for Wednesday. Mosley will receive a kidney from Municipal Court Judge JoAnn Eiring of the Town of Brookfield. Continue reading
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Kidney donor cycles across Canada raising awareness

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The woman cycling across Canada to raise awareness for organ donation, after giving her own kidney to her mother one year ago, is making a stop in Ottawa.

Eileen Fheng says her mother was suffering from polycystic kidney disease and was in desperate need of a new kidney.

Zheng donated her kidney to her mother in February 2015.

“Her health was deteriorating and it was deteriorating very quickly, and if I didn’t give it to her at around the time that I did, I don’t think she would be here right now,” said Zheng.

Now she wants to encourage others to sign up for organ donation. Continue reading
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The 8ft sculpture paying tribute to organ donors who have given the gift of life

BOURNEMOUTH DAILY ECHO |Tara Russell
A new statue is unveiled outside Poole Hospital which marks the contribution to patient care made by organ donors and their families..
A SCULPTURE has been unveiled to pay tribute to people who have given the gift of life through organ donation.

The 8ft Portland stone creation celebrating the role of donors and their families in helping patients in need was opened in the gardens of Poole Hospital.

A poem written by children from Lytchett Minster School is inscribed on one face while a butterfly, oak leaf and open hand motifs symbolise new life, growth and giving.

The artwork was the brainchild of Dr Spike Briggs, consultant intensivist and the hospital's organ donation lead. Portland Sculpture and Quarry Trust were commissioned by the Trust's organ donation committee to supply the sculpture, which was paid for by charitable funds. It part of a national initiative aimed at recognising the contribution made by donors and their families as well as raising the profile of organ donation. Continue reading 
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Boxing champ makes calls for people to sign organ donor register

Tommy Coyle celebrates beating Reynaldo Mora in the Lightweight contest at the Manchester Arena in May Credit: Richard Sellers/PA Wire/Press Association Images
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Boxing champion Tommy Coyle is calling for more people to sign the organ donor register.

Tommy, who will take on Tyrone Nurse next weekend, is fronting the 'Be a Hero' campaign in the hope that it will encourage people in his hometown of Hull, and across Yorkshire, to consider donating their organs.

Around 800 people across the region are on the transplant waiting list. Story source
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LOCAL RESIDENT HONORED FOR ORGAN DONATION EFFORTS

WCBI | Robert Davidson

FLOWOOD, MS (WCBI) – A Nettleton mother turns tragedy into triumph and is honored for her work today. Julie Dickerson is the 2016 winner of the Spero Award for Volunteer of the Year. The Spero Award is handed out by the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency.

Dickerson lost her daughter Amy in a 2007 car accident . Amy was an organ donor and her gift of life has helped over 100 people. Since then Dickerson is a tireless crusader to have others sign up to be organ donors. She travels across the state and region hosting awareness events with a focus on speaking with students. Story source
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Friday, July 22, 2016

Kidney transplant breakthrough: Genes identified by Australian and US researchers may predict organ failure risk

Surgeon James Guarrera harvests the damaged kidney of patient Adam Abernathy as part of a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012.  Reuters/Keith Bedford
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES | Ritwik Roy

A new study by Australian and US researchers has revealed that it is possible to predict organ failure risk post kidney transplant. In what has been defined as a landmark breakthrough in medical research, the scientists identified several genes holding the key to determining the future outcome of a kidney transplant.

According to the ABC, the discovery of the genes mean people will be able to get treatment much before any irreversible damage occurs. Lead author of the study, professor Philip O’Connell, and other experts at New York's Mount Sinai Medical School and Sydney's Westmead Institute identified the 13 genes that may predict if patients are at a risk of organ damage after a kidney transplant. Continue reading
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Gift of Life renames house for founders

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As the founders, Ed and Jayne Pompeian's names have been closely associated with the Gift of Life Transplant House for years.

Now their names officially are out in front of the guest houses. On Wednesday, the Gift of Life nonprofit organization officially changed the name of its house at 705 Second St. SW to the Edward and Jayne Pompeian Home.

As the original Gift of Life property on Second Street, this 102-year-old house previously was known as the Founders House. It offers three guest rooms with two shared bathrooms.

The other Gift of Life house, which has 36 rooms, opened at 724 Second St. SW in 2009. Continue reading

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Mom discovers deceased son's heart was given to family member

Mom discovers deceased son's heart given to cousin. Source: WDAM
WDAM TV | Amanda LaBrot

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Months after she lost her son and found out he was an organ donor, a Hattiesburg mom wanted to know who received his heart as her Mother's Day gift.

But she soon found she did not need to look further than her own family.

Adrian Murry lost her son, Kendrick, on a Saturday in September 2015 after he had an accident at work.

After his death, she found out he was an organ donor. She was able to donate his kidney to the worship pastor, Michael Minor, at her church, but wanted know who had her son's heart.


I said ‘I want to know where his heart is,’" Murry said. "I designated the kidney. That was fine. But I wanted to know where his heart is, and I would be OK.”

Clintoria Johnson, Murry's cousin, said her heart was only functioning at 10 percent and had been waiting on a transplant for almost two years. Continue reading

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Liver transplant recipient doing well as calls increase for more organ donors

DAILY TELEGRAPH | Bruce McDougall
Naomi Neale with Aidan, who received a new liver when he was two months old. Picture: Justin Lloyd
WEIGHING just 2.4kg in his first two months of life, Aidan Neale was the smallest and youngest Australian to receive a liver transplant.

In terms of gestation, Aidan was really just five days old when liver unit surgeons at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead gave the little boy the most precious gift — a future.

Aidan was born at 32 weeks with an extremely rare auto-immune disease.

He was only able to undergo­ the life-giving operation­ when another family made the heartbreaking decision to donate­ their young child’s organs.

Until then, Aidan’s dad Rob had been preparing to donate part of his own liver to save his son.

“I was two or three days away from the carving table when the donor organ became available,” Mr Neale told The Saturday Telegraph.

Aidan received his new lemon-sized liver in a pioneering­ 12-hour “hyper-reduction” procedure conducted by Westmead surgeons Albert Shun and Gordon Thomas. Continue reading


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Britain's first double-hand transplant patient says he feels 'whole again'

THE INDEPENDENT | Dave Higgens
Britain's first double-hand transplant patient Chris King PA

The first person in the UK to have a double hand transplant says he feels "whole again" as he looks forward to holding a bottle of beer and wearing shirts with real buttons.

Chris King, 57, lost both his hands, except the thumbs, in an accident involving a metal pressing machine at work three years ago.

Now Mr King has become the second person to have a hand transplant at the UK's specialist centre for the operation at Leeds General Infirmary, and the first to have both hands replaced.

Recovering after the surgery, he said: "I couldn't wish for anything better.

"It's better than a lottery win because you feel whole again."

Mr King, who is single and from Rossington, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire, said the operation appears to have been a complete success.

He said he already has some movement. Continue reading
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"I get to enjoy sports, high school and being a hoosier teenager"

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This #FlashbackFriday, we want to give a shout out to an incredible young man. Thirteen years ago today, David Peck became the first person in Indiana to receive a small bowel transplant. Today, we'd like to take a moment to wish him all of the best on his transplant journey!

Next time you visit the BMV, be sure to look for our new poster. David, who is getting ready to receive his permit, is the new face on our posters!
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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Georgia teen battling Lupus in search of kidney donor

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A Georgia teen is forced to spend her summer indoors rather than outside with friends as she waits for a kidney and takes upwards of 20 pills per day. Mychel Cunningham Armour, 16, was diagnosed with Lupus at age 9, Fox 5 Atlanta reported.

The teen suffers from high blood pressure, seizures, kidney and heart issues, and is currently undergoing chemotherapy.

“She won’t stop,” Jacqueline Armour, Mychel’s mother, told Fox 5 Atlanta.“We’re like, ‘Lay down, you just had chemo,’ she won’t stop. She wants to move, she wants to go.”

The family has had some experience with the autoimmune disorder as older sister Elantra Cunningham was diagnosed with a milder form of it in 2014. She told Fox 5 Atlanta she helps push her sister through her illness to make sure she keeps up with school. Continue reading

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Miracle For Madison: N.J. Infant Needs Heart Transplant


MONTCLAIR NJ PATCH | Eric Keifer

HOBOKEN, NJ — New Jersey infant Madison Cohen needs a miracle.

Diagnosed with a serious heart condition shortly after an ultrasound, the one-month-old child is now in dire need of an organ transplant, according to her parents.

It’s a precarious position for a newborn. But luckily, the infant has already proven herself to be a fighter.

“Our 20-week ultrasound was supposed to be one of the happiest days of our lives,” Hoboken resident Stephanie Cohen wrote. “Unfortunately, after finding out the gender, the doctor also had some devastating news to tell us… We were informed that something was wrong with our sweet baby girl’s heart.”

Madison was soon diagnosed with a congenital heart disease known as Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome. But despite this devastating news, her parents knew that she was given to them for a reason, Cohen stated. Continue reading
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Inside the Story: One woman's tragedy turns to life-changing surgery for another

KUTV | Dan Rascon

(KUTV) A life-changing surgery for one woman means tragedy for another. But now, new life is born as these women share a common bond.

Levi Johnson was just 11 years old when he lost his life, along with his father, Todd, in December 2014. The two were hit and killed by a drunk driver while walking near 7800 South and 6300 West.

His mother, Rhonda, made the decision to donate Levi's organs. A young woman in Lehi, Maddy Richardson, received one of his corneas and it changed her life.

Richardson was diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease in elementary school and was legally blind by the time she was in high school. Continue reading

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Valerie Armstrong's organs to be donated following scrambler tragedy

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Valerie Armstrong pictured with her husband Seamus

THE family of Valerie Armstrong are to respect the late mother-of-three’s wishes to donate her organs, according to a priest who knows the family.

Valerie Armstrong, from Poleglass in west Belfast, died late last night at the Royal Victoria Hospital. She had been knocked down by a scrambler on Tuesday evening while walking her dog in Colin Glen park.

Fr Vincent Cushnahan, from the Nativity parish in Poleglass, said the death was a “tremendous tragedy.”

“It's the sudden arbitrary nature of this tragedy which is so shocking,” Fr Cushnahan told BBC Radio's Good Morning Ulster.

"It has wrenched a young mother, a young wife, from her children, her husband and the local community. Continue reading
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Sevastopol celebrates Matthew West's life

GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE | Samantha Hernandez
Adam Baier, Sevastopol's middle and high school principal, embraced Aimee West, Matthew West's mother, after presenting the family with framed photos. (Photo: Samantha Hernandez/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin)

The constant drizzle and gray, cloudy sky did not deter people from attending the celebration of life picnic for Matthew West on Sunday.

Matthew died from Streptococcus pneumoniae, a strain of meningitis, in June. His parents, Aimee and Shawn West, made the heartbreaking decision to donate his organs. His heart went to a recipient in Indiana, the left kidney and pancreas went to a Wisconsin patient who had been on the transplant waiting list since September of 2012, and his right kidney was received by a patient in Illinois who had been on the waiting list since April 2016.

The Sevastopol School District spearheaded the celebration with the help of numerous area businesses, coaches and community members. It was held at the Sevastopol Town Park.

Sports played a big part in Sunday's celebration because of Matthew's love for football and wrestling. Continue reading
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Minnesota mom who lost husband, 1-year-old child in crash, declared brain dead, will donate her organs

INFORUM | St Paul Pioneer Press

ST. PAUL -- Elizabeth Calderara, the Cannon Falls woman who was on life support after a Monday car crash in rural Dakota County that killed her husband and 1-year-old daughter, was declared brain dead Wednesday night at Regions Hospital in St. Paul.

Calderara’s heart and other organs will be donated, her mother, Suzanne Mohn Brantly, wrote in a Facebook post Thursday morning.

“Her heart is still beating and she is still on a ventilator in order to keep her heart and organs alive until the surgeons of the organ recipients are able to arrive,” she wrote. “Because her brain stopped before her heart, she will be able to gift her whole heart to someone in need instead of just her heart valves. Most likely it will be later this evening when that happens.” Continue Reading
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Tourney honors Vista woman, 20

SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE | Pam Kragen

FALLBROOK — Friends and family will gather in Fallbrook on Sunday, July 24, for a softball tournamant to honor a Vista woman who died last month at the Electric Daisy Carnival festival in Las Vegas.Kenani “Nani” Kaimuloa, 20, succumbed to heat-related injuries in the hours after the three-day rave event June 17-19 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

She collapsed while waiting for a shuttle bus outside the festival grounds in the early morning hours of June 20. By the time she was taken to the hospital, her body temperature was measured at 110 degrees. She was removed from life support on June 23 after her family donated her organs, according to Las Vegas media reports.

The Las Vegas Sun reported that this year 617 festival goers were treated for heat-related ailments and 17 were hospitalized. Kaimuloa was the only fatality. The annual rave has drawn negative media attention in recent years after two festival goers died from drug overdoses — one in 2014 and another in 2015.

Kaimuloa graduated from Vista High School, where she was a member of the girls wrestling team. Continue reading
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KSAT12 to host Donate Life Texas phone bank

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The need for life saving transplants is great, and on Wednesday, July 27th KSAT Community and partners Security Service Federal Credit Union, University Health Systems and Corner Store have teamed up with the Texas Organ Sharing Alliance to ask for your help in the fight to save lives by joining the registry. KSAT12 will be hosting the “Donate Life Texas Phone Bank” from noon to 7p.m. with volunteers from the Texas Organ Sharing Alliance onsite answering your calls.

According to the Texas Organ Sharing Alliance more than 100,000 individuals are waiting for organs in the U.S. and over 11,000 of those are from Texas. A new patient is added to that list about every 12 minutes and 8,000 of these patients will die. Just one donation can save up to 8 lives and help transplant recipients by restoring vision and improve their lives in ways other synthetic products or materials cannot. You can also help by making a monetary donation.

Simply put, donation makes lifesaving transplants possible. Help save lives and join the registry today at www.DonateLifeTexas.org/KSAT or find interactive ways to share your Donate Life story if you are already registered. For information about Donate Life Texas visit their website at https://www.donatelifetexas.org/
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Donate Life sets lives free!

FAIRFIELD CITY CHAMPION | Lucy Stone
Freedom: Sarah Valenzuela in Antarctica last year, fully recovered from the kidney disease that threatened her life. Picture: Sarah Valenzuela

Do you remember your greatest Christmas gift?

Edensor Park resident Sara Valenzuela’s greatest Christmas present was her life.

At age 15, Ms Valenzuela was diagnosed with kidney disease. By 38, her kidneys had completely shut down.

Hooked up to a dialysis machine for twelve hours a day, she endured four years of the machine patiently cleaning her blood of waste.

She couldn’t go to the bathroom, travel, work or enjoy the most simple pleasures of life.

“Being in that machine, you don’t feel human,” she said.

Facing years of dialysis, or death if she couldn’t find a kidney donor, her greatest motivation to fight for survival was her son.

“That was my reason that I wanted to live and fight for my life … I wanted to see him grown up, I wanted to see his achievements, I want to see him one day get married and have a family of his own,” she said. Continue reading
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

One year later: Family celebrates drowning victim's gift of life

WLKY | Ann Bowden

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - It's been one year since a local man received a life-saving organ transplant.

WLKY covered the family’s celebration, but it was bittersweet.

The donor was a young girl who died after a drowning accident and turned out to be a family member of the recipient.

One year later, at the new T&B Classic Cuts barbershop, they're preparing to celebrate saving a life.

A year ago, Deron Polk didn't know how much life was left in him as his kidneys and pancreas were failing. He needed both organs.

Polk had just come home from church on July 19, 2015 when got the call. The next day he had the surgery.

Just days before, Janyia Robinson, 12, known to her family as "Nu Nu" had passed away after an accidental drowning in her family's backyard pool. Continue reading
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Fun Helps Us Heal” – Time for Transplant Camp

STANFORD CHILDREN'S HEALTH

Talk to children who are alive and well because they have received a heart, liver, lung or kidney transplant and you’ll experience one of the miracles of life. Fifty such children, ages 8 to 18, are at our 22nd annual Solid Organ Transplant Summer Camp this week. Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is a national leader in pediatric organ transplantation, having performed more transplant operations over the past five years than any other pediatric center in the United States. We sponsor this camp to give kids who’ve spent a large part of their young lives in hospitals a chance to enjoy being children.

Transplant camp takes place among the redwoods at St. Dorothy’s Rest and includes fun activities like swimming, crafts, scavenger hunts, sports, campfires and more. Because many of the attendees’ have complex medical regimens, seven hospital nurses also go along, but parents and doctors stay behind. Continue reading
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Mother creates hope, life from son’s death

LEXINGTON HERALD

At a time when bemoaning division and hatred has become almost as common as inspiring it, we must be deeply grateful for the the life and hope that have arisen from Antonio Franklin Jr.’s death.

A track star in high school, Franklin was totally in the wrong place at the wrong time a little over two years ago when he was killed by stray gunfire as he stood near the swings in Duncan Park.

Earlier in the day some teenage boys had gotten into a fight, possibly about a girl, that led to an exchange of gunfire that evening. One of the bullets hit Franklin, who wasn’t involved in the fray, in the head. He died the next day at the age of 21.

The facts of his death have a dreary, sad familiarity that’s an invitation to despair. “Guns do not belong in the hands of 16-year-olds,” Fayette Circuit Judge Pamela Goodwine said when one of the boys, now serving time for his role in Franklin’s death, stood before her in court. “There is far too much of this going on.” Continue reading
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Risca man who whose mum's life was saved by transplant urges others to donate organs

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SOUTH WALES ARGUS | Nicole Garnon

It's time to talk about organs, says Cystic Fibrosis sufferer who watched his mum's life change for the better after surgery

WILL Rogers is likely to need a lung transplant later in life - but he already has close-up experience of how transforming that process can be.

Mr Rogers is using his experience of seeing his mum’s life changed for the better by a double lung transplant, to urge people to tell their loved ones about whether or not they want donate their organs in the event of their death.

He is backing the next phase of the ongoing Organ Donation Wales campaign - called ‘time to talk about organ donation’ - which aims to boost people’s knowledge of the organ donation decisions of loved ones.

A fit and active 20-year-old, Mr Rogers lives with his mum, Jan Cripps, in Risca. Like her, he has the lung disease cystic fibrosis, which caused the worsening health that led to her lifesaving double transplant in November 2010. Continue reading
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NJ Sharing Network Awards Scholarships to Local Students

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Left to right: Rogolsky; NJ Sharing Network President & CEO Joe Roth; FotiCredits: Nick Benedetto

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Recently, two New Jersey students received scholarships on behalf of NJ Sharing Network, both in the amount of $5,000 ($2,500 per semester) for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Blake Rogolsky, from Morganville and a graduate of Marlboro High School (MHS), received the Betsy Niles scholarship. She will be attending the University of Michigan in the Fall. The Betsy Niles scholarship is offered in memory of Betsy Niles, a children’s book editor and lifelong resident of Montclair. Betsy died in 2011 and, in keeping with her tradition of lifelong giving, her organs were donated. Betsy was known for always giving the perfect gift for every occasion. Betsy’s last gift was the greatest gift of all, the gift of life.

Blake watched her father suffer with genetic heart disease. After he received a heart transplant, she dedicated her life to organ donation. She became a NJ Sharing Network state ambassador at 13 years old. She has participated in the 5K Celebration of Life as a team captain for three years. She started a “Donate Life Club” at her high school to educate her peers about organ donation. Continue reading
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A PERFECT MATCH Would YOU do the same? Wife selflessly donates a life-saving kidney… to her MOTHER-IN-LAW

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Neil Sladick and Abbey got married last year. Facebook
A COUPLE who are celebrating their first wedding anniversary are also celebrating the fact that they found the perfect organ match for their ill mother-in-law.

When Neil Sladick tied the knot with Abbey, of Michigan, US, he had no idea that his wife would be the one to save his step mum’s life.

Cheryl Sladick has Goodpasture Syndrome, a disease that leads to kidney failure and was told by doctors she would need a kidney transplant or face being on dialysis for the rest of her life.

Her daughter and grandkids were tested but weren’t a match.

Loving wife Abbey volunteered to be tested straight away but she never thought her mother-in-law would match her.

Abbey, who is blogging about the experience, passed the first hurdle when doctors told her she had the same blood type: A positive. Continue reading
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