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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

‘Donate Life’ Celebrating the gift of organ donation

My Daily Tribune | Beth Sergent
Brandy Barkey Sweeney, pictured standing, speaks about the importance of organ donation and her own story of receiving a heart transplant.

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — “My health and hope, they were fading.”

These were the words of local organ transplant recipient, Kevin Scott, on Wednesday at a special ceremony held at Pleasant Valley Hospital to celebrate April as national organ donation month. PVH has held the ceremony for the last several years to highlight organ donation and, as Scott pointed out, “hope.”

Scott was the recipient of a life-saving liver transplant on Jan. 10, 2015 at The Ohio State University. After two years of fighting health issues and progressing liver disease, his transplant came just in time.

“I felt my time was running out,” Scott said about life just prior to receiving the liver.

When he did receive the liver, he told those gathered it was a “bittersweet” trip to Columbus “because I knew someone was dying to give it to me.”

After a nearly nine-hour surgery, Scott’s transplant was complete but his recovery continues with the help and support of his family. Continue reading
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