Andre Whitehead
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  • Phoenix, AZ
  • United States
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Apr 2, 2012
Andre Whitehead left a comment for Kristin Lynn Shelley
"What's up guys?  Thanks for all of your support and wishing me luck through my second transplant.  i'm feeling fine!  Let the healing process begin.  This time has proven to be a lot diferent than the first go…"
Dec 24, 2011
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Nov 12, 2011
Andre Whitehead left a comment for Ramona
"Congratulations to you and your husband.  I noticed you reside in Queen Creek, so we are neighbors.  We reside on the west side of Phoenix.  My husband received his liver transplant 8 years ago thanks to his younger brother. …"
Dec 29, 2010

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Update -- My husband just received his second liver transplant on December 13, 2011. Three months post transplant and he is doing quite well.
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In 1999, my husband was diagnosed with Hepatitis C. He struggled with Interferon treatments that didn’t work for more than two years before getting the news that a liver transplant would be the only thing that would save his life. After hearing the news, several friends and family members stepped forward for consideration as a living donor. After reviewing all candidates Steve’s younger brother, Ted was selected to be the donor. He knew the process wasn’t going to be easy, but he knew it was the right thing to do to save his brother’s life.

On July 19, 2002, the transplant was performed at the University of Southern California. Dr. Selby and his team of surgeons were outstanding. Steve’s surgery took a total of 14 hours. The doctors ran into some complications but were able to keep Steve alive. I was told the next 24 hrs were crucial. When I arrived at the hospital the next morning Steve was alert and had great color. I had not seen him with that much color in years. He was in ICU for 5-7 days and then moved to a private room for additional two weeks. Ted was in the hospital for a total of 7 days.

Today, Ted is leading a normal life (hitting the golf courses every weekend). Although he is left with a long scar & ongoing liver checks, he admits the process was grueling both physically and emotionally, but it was well worth it. He still has his brother to bag on!

Steve has had some ups and downs over the past 7 years, but is so grateful and appreciative that this younger brother stepped forward.
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