TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS
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Member Stories

Ed Linz, heart recipient 1994

Ed Linz, heart recipient 1994

TRIO member and Heart Transplant Hiker On A Mission to Honor His Heart Donor   Springfield, Virginia...

Judy Regnier. RN

Judy Regnier. RN

"In Remembrance" As an ICU RN back in the 1980s, I cared for many with profuse bleeding, and we did not use gloves...

"The Stenzel twins" : Anabel Stenzel & Isabel Stenzel Byrnes

Isa and Ana are identical twins, and known worldwide at the Stenzel twins.  Born with CF, they have dedicated...

Yushi Nomura, TRIO Japan chapter president & two-time liver recipient

Yushi Nomura, TRIO Japan chapter president & two-time liver recipient

"In Remembrance" TRIO’s Japan chapter is one of our largest and longest lived and a primary reason we earned...

Regina McGuire

Regina McGuire

My name is Regina McGuire and I am seventeen years old. At age six, I was diagnosed with severe Aplastic Anemia. This...

Emmalyn Brown

Emmalyn Brown

My organ donation story began in March 2007 when I was just a 9-year-old. The day my story began, I felt fine and...

Jane Liaw

I’ve been a worrier since I was a child. As far back as I can remember, I would wait anxiously when my parents...

Dr. Thomas Starzl - TRIO Pioneer/Founder

Dr. Thomas Starzl - TRIO Pioneer/Founder

"In Remembrance" As seen in this photo, TRIO president, Jim Gleason, presented Dr. Tom Starzl with a special gift at...

Claude Brady - TRIO Pioneer

Claude Brady - TRIO Pioneer

When Claude Brady was a young bachelor, he knew he wanted to marry a lady who already had children. It...

The Miracle of Lon Bullman

The Miracle of Lon Bullman

If a man who’s had three heart attacks, fought several bouts with cancer and overcome other serious illnesses...

J.T. Rhodes – A Remembrance

J.T. Rhodes – A Remembrance

I am honored to write about a dear friend and an inspirational man I truly admired.  I first met J.T. back...

Terri Lynn

Terri Lynn

 was born and diagnosed at age two with Tyrosinemia, a very rare metabolic disease where the liver doesn't have...

Gabrielle Archangelo

Gabrielle Archangelo

My name is Gabrielle Archangelo I am 20 years old and I am a liver transplant recipient. A few months after I was...

Mary Wu

Mary Wu

It began with at least a 104 fever and being rushed to the emergency room at age 3.  The diagnosis was...

Holly  Werlein

Holly Werlein

I never thought in a million years that I would go through something like this. My story isn't like most peoples who...