A Family Affair

By Bryan Warman, liver recipient, and his father, Gene, Lifeline of Ohio board member

I first got sick in the spring of 1992 when I was in the 7th grade. I thought it might be the flu, but as I continued to play lacrosse, I became more and more fatigued.

Our middle school had a professional shadowing day and I was working with my dad, Gene.  He noticed my eyes were yellow.

I went to the doctor and was initially diagnosed with auto immune hepatitis.  I started a vitamin regimen and was told I would soon feel better.   But instead my condition worsened.  I was referred to a gastroenterologist at Children’s Hospital.   He told me a liver transplant might someday be necessary, but certainly not for several years. (more…)