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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Only death can save her life

San Diego Union Tribune | John Maffei
Former Torrey Pines High volleyball standout Savannah Rennie on short list for liver transplant
Cal volleyball player Savannah Rennie is in Indiana awaiting a liver transplant after a rare disease. Associated Press
Hours turn into days. Days morph into weeks. Weeks become months.

And all Savannah Rennie can do is wait for someone to die.

“I know it sounds kind of ghoulish,” Rennie said. “I’m waiting for an accident. I’m waiting for someone to pass away.

“It’s kind of sad.”

But for Rennie to have life, she needs a liver transplant.

A healthy volleyball star, the 6-foot-2 Rennie was the San Diego Section Player of the Year in 2014, leading Torrey Pines High to the Open Division championship.

Ranked nationally as the No. 20 Senior Ace by PrepVolleyball.com, she accepted a scholarship to Cal, left home early and arrived in Berkeley in the spring of 2015 to get a jump on the season.

“After two weeks of training, we had Savannah penciled in as a starter,” said Cal coach Rich Feller, who has led the Bears to 12 straight NCAA appearances and has produced 16 All-Americans in 17 seasons. Continue reading
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