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A life well lived with lung and kidney transplant

Jim Cooper was diagnosed in 1991. And so he happened to get some x rays, and his doctor wrote me...
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Youngest transplant recipient in the world, 6 years later.

Youngest transplant recipient in the world, 6 years later. By Melissa McQueen It was six years ago in January that...
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Janie Crockett
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Janie Crockett

Liver Recipient It was a total shock to find out that Janie was sick.  We thought that we had a...
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Laura Allen
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Laura Allen

Heart Transplant Recipient Laura Allen is a 55 year old woman, a wife, a mother of three grown children and...
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Zoe Severyn
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Zoe Severyn

A life long resident of Arizona, Zoe grew up in rural Gilbert. She graduated from Highland High School in Gilbert...
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Robert Scanlan
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Robert Scanlan

Robert Scanlan is the grateful recipient of three organ transplants: a liver in 1998 and another liver plus a kidney...
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Judy Maltz
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Judy Maltz

Judy Maltz has been talking reimbursement since 1986 when she began her career in the home infusion therapy business…what she...
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Gregory Welsh
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Gregory Welsh

Gregory Welsh, a 50 year old father of one daughter, has experienced the lifesaving benefits of donation first hand.  After...
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Dan Baran
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Dan Baran

Dan was born in Tucson, Arizona. His family believed in organ donation and Dan registered as an organ donor while...
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Cesar Alvarez
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Cesar Alvarez

Cesar Alvarez joined the board of directors in June 2019. “My Passion comes from my own experience of undergoing a...
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Andrew Bombeck
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Andrew Bombeck

Kidney Recipient Andrew Bombeck – Andy is a kidney recipient of 11 years after receiving a live donated kidney from...
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Ed Ozier: A brief history of kidney transplant in Arizona
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Ed Ozier: A brief history of kidney transplant in Arizona

Ed and his wife Ed has seen a few things in his life. He has served in Vietnam, got his...
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427 days waiting, a Berlin heart, and a new lease on life.
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427 days waiting, a Berlin heart, and a new lease on life.

By Melissa McQueen. Kim and Liam When this interview was conducted, it was in Spring 2020, the beginning of the...
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Jennifer D’Oliveira
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Jennifer D’Oliveira

Jennifer D'Oliveira has been the volunteer chair of the Donor Dash Committee since its inception in February 2019; TCA's annual...
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Melissa McQueen
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Melissa McQueen

Melissa McQueen is Executive Director of Transplant Families who works with parents and caregivers of children being listed for or...
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Catherine Hawxby
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Catherine Hawxby

Catherine Hawxby is the Membership and Mentor Program Coordinator for Transplant Community Alliance since fall 2019.
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Brian Brener
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Brian Brener

Heart Transplant Recipient
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Sharon Thomas
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Sharon Thomas

Multiple Organ Transplant
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Carol Crockett
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Carol Crockett

Carol Crockett was fundraising consultant to the Alliance during the 2019 fiscal year.  She helped refine the revenue sources, looked...
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Ben Wilson
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Ben Wilson

Born in 1948 in Nashville, Tennessee,  Bengraduated high school in Richmond, Virginia, where he set the Virginia state high school...
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Champion at Heart, From Heart Failure to 5k.

By Melissa McQueen. Most of Samuel’s life he felt active and healthy. He enjoyed participating in martial arts and several...
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Transplant recipient to transplant clinician.

It all started when Brett was a sophomore in high school. Brett was in great shape, diligently going to the...
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Transplant gives new lease on life.

Double lung transplant recipients Irene Marra, Allison Stokes and Deb Lofgreen being honored at a Diamondbacks game in 2019.Prior to...
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Chain of Love. A Story of Living Donation.

In Spring of 2008, Michelle and Tom Fulcher were enjoying being newlyweds when Michelle first decided to be tested to...
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Living life to its fullest, through CHD, heart transplant and beyond

When first meeting Evie, you can’t help but notice her warm smile, willingness to help others, and overall exuberance for...
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From Polycystic Kidney Disease to a life of gratitude and adventure.

KIDNEY, TRANSPLANT, PKD, INSPIRATIONAL STORIESWe are very proud to feature our very own Transplant Community Alliance board member and Team Transplant Arizona member,...
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2020 Donor Dash

The first Donor Dash presented by Transplant Community Alliance on February 15th was an overwhelming success. We exceeded our runner...
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Just Ask Judy – February 2020

Are Medicare Advantage plans bad? January 1st through March 31st is open enrollment time for Medicare Advantage plans. You can switch...
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Donate Life Day at the Capitol with Donor Network of Arizona

March 3, 2018What a spectacular event this is to promote organ, cornea and tissue donation!  As you enter the capitol's...
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