Tim’s Purposeful Decision My husband Tim was tremendous. A tremendous athlete, husband, father and friend. He and I were married in 1998 and are the proud parents of three boys.
My Renewed Life In 2006, when I was diagnosed with an autoimmune liver disease - Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC). In most cases, people with PBC can live long lives and never need a liver transplant. However, my case was severe and doctors informed me I would need a transplant to survive.
Steve’s Unselfish Gifts Beloved husband. Best friend. An amazing man who had a positive outlook on life. That was my Steve. He and I met our freshman year in college and were together ever since – more than 40 years.
A Sweet, Second Chance In August 2016, to my utter and total surprise, my health took a serious turn for the worse. For being 71 years-old, I had always been fit, relatively healthy and in good shape.
Chance Gave Me a Chance In 2008, large benign tumors were found growing in my abdomen, constricting my organs. I endured 13 months of chemotherapy to shrink the tumors. Then, from 2011-2014, I experienced eight bowel obstructions. Finally in May 2014, my doctor suggested I may be a good candidate for an intestinal transplant.
A smile is priceless “Una sonrisa no cuesta nada” My youngest brother, Oniel “Oni” Peña was amazing. He was a believer in the St. Michael prayer, loved tattoos and eating arroz con guandules and pollo frito. He was also passionate about baseball and rooted for the Marlins and Red Sox.