A 22-year-old aspiring hip-hop artist and event planner is finally ready to leave the hospital after courageously fighting through numerous open heart surgeries to get a much-needed transplant.
A 23-year-old Placentia man gave the ultimate gift to his dying father on Tuesday.
For the last two weeks, as my kidney donor surgery date was approaching, I kept my eye on Thanksgiving. Whenever “this is difficult” or “this is painful” or “this is scary” crossed my mind I always chased it with, “Yeah, but it will all be over soon and you’ll be home by Thanksgiving.”
Researchers are working to engineer replacements for more than 30 different tissues and organs, including blood vessels, bone, corneas, heart, intestines, liver, and kidney.