Please Select Your Transplant - Or Tell Us How Else You Were Touched by Transplantation:
Recipients: In This Space, Feel Free To Write About Those You Are Grateful to for Receiving The Gift Of Life:
I would certainly not be alive if it weren't for the generous gift that my donor and his parents gave to me upon his tragic car accident. I will always be in dept to them. Even though we have not had the benefit of communicating, I feel as though they are a part of my own family.
Which Transplant Medication(s) Do You Take?
Cyclosporine, Cellcept, Prednisone
What Do You Do For a Living? What Are Your Passions, Hobbies, Passtimes, Dreams and Goals for the Future?
I am a professional engineer and I commercialize technologies (inventions) for The Ohio State University.
About Me: Please use this space to tell the community about you and your unique experience with transplantation:
My transplant does not define who I am, but it has certainly helped to shape me into the person that I am. I have an even deeper appreciation for life, family, and friends. Although my life had great purpose and clarity before I became sick and received my heart, the experience reinforced everything that I believed in - how to live life, how to treat people, how to appreciate everything, and how to always think positively.
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The pharmacist asked, "Why in the world do you need cyanide?"
I’d like to welcome you to the Transplant Café. You are now a member of a warm, friendly, supportive, caring, understanding, sensitive and informative site. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask and…"
Pamela Sigmon is now a member of TransplantCafe.com - The Gift of eLife!
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