Transplant recipient grateful for second chance

KETV | Alex Hoffman

OMAHA, Neb. - Organ donors save lives every day and currently, there are 17,000 people waiting for a liver transplant.

Gary Rosholm said his life-saving transplant experience started in March when his primary doctor ran a couple of tests but couldn't find anything wrong.

"I lost weight. I just didn't feel like doing anything. I had no energy," Rosholm said.

Rosholm started vomiting blood and that's when doctors found that he had liver cancer.

"It was to a point where if the cancer was any bigger I wouldn't be able to get a transplant," Rosholm said.

Doctors at Nebraska Medicine told Rosholm they had high hopes to cure his cancer if they could get him a new liver. So Rosholm was put on a waiting list for his much-needed organ. Continue reading