Thursday, November 12, 2015

Meridian mom recovering after five-organ transplant

KTVB | Maggie OMara
Melinda keeps her spirits up through regular Skype chats with her family back home.(Photo: KTVB)

MERIDIAN - When Melinda Nelson got the news that she had to have an organ transplant, she was terrified. We're not talking about one organ, we're talking about five organs, transplanted all at once.

The 39-year-old was born with a rare and painful disease called pseudo obstruction syndrome, which made it impossible for her to eat or drink. She had to be fed intravenously each night.

Dr. Adrian Curnow, a pediatric surgeon, has been Melinda's doctor since she was a little girl.

"It's been a blessing to be a part of her journey, just because of the spirit that she has," Curnow said. Continue reading

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