Member Stories

Judy Regnier. RN

Judy Regnier. RN

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

"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...

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...

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

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

TRIO’s Japan chapter is one of our largest and longest lived and a primary reason we earned the description...

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...

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...

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...

Dr. Thomas Starzl - TRIO Pioneer/Founder

Dr. Thomas Starzl - TRIO Pioneer/Founder

As seen in this photo, TRIO president, Jim Gleason, presented Dr. Tom Starzl with a special gift at its 25th...

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...

Valen Elizabeth Keefer

Valen Elizabeth Keefer

A STORY OF HOPE: A LIFE OF TRIUMPH by Valen (Cover) Keefer From birth, Valen Keefer has faced a challenging medical...