Thankful for My Gifts of Sight Ever since I can remember, I struggled with vision issues. I, just like my mother, was diagnosed with Corneal Dystrophy Lattice Degeneration as a toddler.
The Tiniest of Donors In July, Lifeline of Ohio facilitated the third neonatal organ donation for research since we developed an Anencephalic Donation Program in October 2017.
Thankful to My Three Donors I’ve never known what it’s like to be truly healthy. When I was two, just a toddler, I was diagnosed with Focal Segmental Glomerulo Sclerosis, a rare disease which attacks the kidneys. When I was two, just a toddler, my parents were told I would eventually need a kidney transplant to survive.
Eternally Grateful for the Gift of Life Gabby was born in spring 2009, and the first six months of her life were spent in and out of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital, undergoing numerous tests and surgeries in order to figure out why she was yellow.
From Dialysis to Dancing I was a typical teenager when my health drastically changed. I began to vomit, had little energy and just wasn’t myself. Doctors gave me several diagnoses, but no treatment plan ever quite worked to make me feel better.
Living for Two It’s a blessing to be here. To be alive. To be able to share my story. It’s simply a blessing because in September of 2016, I received my second chance at life through the gift of a heart transplant.