Liver Hall of Fame Profiles

Angela
Donated: Liver
Donation Date: June 2, 2011
Donated To: Aura Puello (Mother-in-law)
Recognized By: Angela Angela
Hall of Fame Story: Thanks to God and the best team at my center, I was giving the opportunity to become a living donor to my mother in law. Not everybody gets the chance to save a life. Im extremely proud of myself, and I would do it again. God Bless all Living Donors!


Julie Anna
Donated: Liver
Donation Date: November 25, 2003
Donated To: Father (Daughter)
Recognized By: Mary Gowan
Hall of Fame Story: In honor of our beautiful, compassionate, and unselfish daughter, Julie. He gave you life and now you gave it back in return. What a precious daughter you are. We love you and are so proud of you. Love Mom, Dad, Matt, and Anna


Jon Aplin
Donated: Liver
Donation Date: October 2, 2014
Donated To: Jack Rigo (áFriend)
Recognized By: Jon Jon
Hall of Fame Story: It wasn??t wrapped with festive paper, ribbons or bows, but a piece of Jon Aplin??s liver was the Christmas gift of a lifetime for 58-year-old Jack Rego. The rest of the story.áThere is no greater love than to lay down ones life for ones friends.áIn the picture Jack (on the left) and Jon (on the right).


Nosheen Athar
Donated: Liver
Donation Date: November 18, 2013
Donated To: MUHAMMAD Naveed Anwar (Friend)
Recognized By: MUHAMMAD Naveed
Hall of Fame Story: Great is the debt of gratitude that I will eternally owe to my friend and donor who gave the gift of life to me. Her courage and kindness is beyond description. She is an angel like and will always be a source of light for others. She is truly blessed and a chosen one who has proved the dignity of life. She is now part of my every prayer.


Christopher B.
Donated: Liver
Donation Date: February 5, 1993
Donated To: Brandon R. Walker (Son)
Recognized By: Leslie Ratzlaff
Hall of Fame Story: Thanks.


Christa Bolette
Donated: Liver
Donation Date: October 16, 2013
Donated To: Maddox Raptosh (Cousin)
Recognized By: Mike Hassen,
Hall of Fame Story: Christa gave baby Maddox the gift of life! Her unselfish act of kindness has saved the life of a four week old baby.


Nina Brown
Donated: Liver
Donation Date: July 15, 2010
Donated To: Lynn Deal (Unrelated)
Recognized By: Nina Brown
Hall of Fame Story: Almost one year ago I donated 60% of my liver to my sister-in-laws best friend. I never realized what honor I feel each day knowing there is a little boy that still has his mom. There is a mom and dad that still have their daughter. I received a card from a stranger that said You gave life to four people.That hit me. My three kids and my liver girl Lynn! 🙂 Happy One Year


Carol Bullard
Donated: Liver
Donation Date: April 8, 2002
Donated To: Leslie Gockel (Sister)
Recognized By: Brandon Bullard
Hall of Fame Story: In October of 2001, it was apparent that Leslie was not going to make the transplant list in time to save her life. Years of Hep C had left her with no liver function, and painful ascites and swelling. St. Louis University Hospital where Leslie was being treated had just hired a surgeon from Mount Sinai and he was eager to do live adult to adult liver transplants, as he had done at his previous institution. After a 6 month strenuous, thorough work-up, Carol finally was approved as a perfect donor, only the second ever done at SLU-H. As the baby of 7 children, a young 33 years of age, she knew she was the only one who could risk her life to save her sister.áThe operation was a success, Carol is now married to me with 2 children, 2 1/2 yr old Liam and 13 mos old Reagan. I did not know her when she did this selfless act, but I see the scar everyday and also see Leslie a few times a week, and I never stop remembering her bravery.


Charity
Donated: Liver
Donation Date: June 3, 2002
Donated To: Justice Williams (Family Friend)
Recognized By: Sheryl Williams
Hall of Fame Story: My amazing friend, so appropriately named, Charity, gave my son a second chance at life by giving up a piece of her liver and an amazing amount of love. Justice, now two and a half, with two years of a healthy liver now behind him, is off of immunosuppression and confronting the world with the exuberance that only two year olds possess. To my friend and hero, thank you.


Jess Coleman
Donated: Liver
Donation Date: July 3, 2002
Donated To: Nicole (Wife)
Recognized By: Jan Munda
Hall of Fame Story: Jess had only been married to Nicole for two months when he became her donor. He generously gave 60% of his liver to her on July 3, 2002. Thank you, Jess!


Tim Cullen
Donated: Liver
Donation Date: May 1, 2007
Donated To: Peter Cullen (Brother)
Recognized By: Peter Cullen
Hall of Fame Story: Tim Cullen is a brave and loving brother who underwent a painful liver surgery to save his brother Peters life. Tim put aside his fears and demonstrated for his daughter and his brothers daughters selflessness, loyalty, and valor.


Dr. Ekta
Donated: Liver
Donation Date: April 28, 2010
Donated To: Rajkumar (Mother)
Recognized By: D. P.
Hall of Fame Story: As worded by Liver transplant surgeon Dr. Subash Gupta at Apollo Hospital New Delhi, Ekta Singh is the first PhD holder in the country who willingly came forward to donate a liver to save the life of her Father-in-Law (my father). She is a brave woman to have been able to crush the psychological negativity ballooned by sympathizers both pre and post operation. My father could survive for only four days, but my wife could set a landmark example with a message to the contemporaries and elders as well. For contemporaries, its that parents really deserve your action. For elders, its that children and spouses of children love you and care for you, need is to just initiate the closeness. In our case, our kids Ananya and Vasu were the bond of such closeness to our parents. About Ekta Singh, she is a PhD in Infrastructure and Financing from IIT Roorkee and after serving a few organisations presently works as an independent consultant.


Candice Ellington
Donated: Liver
Donation Date: January 10, 2000
Donated To: Robert Moll (Husband)
Recognized By: Robert Moll
Hall of Fame Story: To my dearest wife, and all living donors, If the world had people as yourselves, the world would be a better place. Giving of yourselves with the possibility of death confronting you is truly an act of unselfish love. You have saved two lives by freeing up an organ that someone is waiting for. Thank you for life, Robert Moll


Cindy Fox
Donated: Liver
Donation Date: September 1, 2005
Donated To: Victor Fox (Husband)
Recognized By: Victor Fox
Hall of Fame Story: My wife saved my life and I cannot tell her enough how grateful I am. She doesnt like doctors or hospitals and yet she faced the fear and did it anyway.


Desiree Germick
Donated: Liver
Donation Date: November 5, 2008
Donated To: Judith Germick (Mother)
Recognized By: Judith Germick
Hall of Fame Story: Thanks to the courage, generosity, and love of my 22 year old daughter Desiree, I was given a 2nd chance at life on November 5, 2008. I am eternally grateful.


Dominion Giventer
Donated: Liver
Donation Date: August 29, 2008
Donated To: Mikel Joseph (Nephew)
Recognized By: Lawrence Giventer
Hall of Fame Story: Dominion (29) is a Specialist in the U.S. Army. Mikel is 1 year old. (8/2008).


Raoul Gomez
Donated: Liver
Donation Date: February 27, 2003
Donated To: Raoul Gomez Sr. (Father)
Recognized By: Christina Gomez
Hall of Fame Story: Raoul Jr. donated to his father on the 27th of Feb at UCSF. His surgery was performed by Dr. Nancy Asher. His effort will allow his father to hold his first granddaughter. Very soon our family is expecting our first child. She was due to come into our world the 19th of Oct but has proven herself to be as behind schedule as her father.


Madeline Guererri
Donated: Liver
Donation Date: June 15, 2004
Donated To: Michael Guererri (Brother-in-law)
Recognized By: Tena Guererri
Hall of Fame Story: She gave the gift of life.


Laura Hawes
Donated: Liver
Donation Date: July 25, 2000
Donated To: Mother ()
Recognized By: Karen Fritton
Hall of Fame Story: Laura was generous and very eager to give her mom 60% of her liver to save her life. At the time of transplant, the procedure was very new and had never been done at our transplant center. Laurie was brave, and as a young single mom, went ahead with the surgery fully aware of risks involved and the recovery she would go through. She certainly deserves to be nominate to the Hall of Fame.


Sarah Hoenisch
Donated: Liver
Donation Date: March 6, 2002
Donated To: Anna Laschiazza (Mother)
Recognized By: Sarah Hoenisch
Hall of Fame Story: It was an easy choice for me. áMy daughter was very sick, and the only way for her to survive was a new liver. She has done very well with her new liver, and its coming close to six years now since her transplant. I thank God every day for the option of living donation, our doctors and surgeons here in Chicago, and most of all Anna. She is now the picture of health. I would do it again in a heart beat!


Tyrone Hyslop
Donated: Liver
Donation Date: October 18, 1989
Donated To: Pauline Johnson (Sister)
Recognized By: Pauline Johnson
Hall of Fame Story: Thanks eternally to my brother, Tyrone, who, without so much as a question Why,flew all the way from New Zealand to save my life. The term siblingtook on a new meaning for us after that. I love you Tyrone!! Big sister, Pauline


Paul J.
Donated: Liver
Donation Date: May 7, 2002
Donated To: Paul W. Fuller (Father)
Recognized By: Bernadette, the
Hall of Fame Story: Putting all his needs aside my son has shown, what I always knew, that he is the most brave, selfless and yet humble person in the world and he saved his fathers life. Love Mom


Thomas J.
Donated: Liver
Donation Date: May 18, 2007
Donated To: Treyton Thomas Joe Miller (Son)
Recognized By: Debra A.
Hall of Fame Story: You are our hero! Thank you Tommy for giving life to Treyton.


Daniel Lasater
Donated: Liver
Donation Date: April 7, 1999
Donated To: Amanda Lasater (Sister)
Recognized By: Cara Lasater
Hall of Fame Story: I want to nominate my husband, Daniel, for giving his sister the gift of lifeand love. At the time this happened, Daniel was told he would be the first living donor in a critical situation in the nation. His sister was given 48 hours to live. He prayed about what to do, and it came to him to be a living donor. He had never even heard of a living donor. This has proven to be a wonderful miracle from our awesome Lord and Savior! Praise God they are both healthy and happy today.


Raquel Lebron
Donated: Liver
Donation Date: February 23, 1998
Donated To: Andrea Delgado (Daughter)
Recognized By: Maritza Rosado
Hall of Fame Story: Raquel is my daughter and we lived in Puero Rico. Andrea was her fourth child. In an incredible act of love and courage Raquel donated part of her liver at time when it was very unusal to do so. Today both of them are alive thanks to the guidance of Dr. Santiago or Puerto Rico and Drs. Schneider and Emre from Mt. Sinai. I think Raquel deserves to be in this Hall of Fame.


Elizabeth Leesmann
Donated: Liver
Donation Date: January 26, 2007
Donated To: Alexander Leesman (Son)
Recognized By: Liz Leesmann
Hall of Fame Story: On January 26, 2007, Elizabeth gave Alex life for the second time. Alex was 5 months old and today is a beautiful, healthy, active miracle of God!


Cheryl McCullough
Donated: Liver
Donation Date: December 14, 1999
Donated To: Randy McCullough (Husband)
Recognized By: Randy L.
Hall of Fame Story: Cheryls unselfish act offered me the ultimate gift of love, the gift of hope, and the gift of life! At the time of our surgeries, she and I were engaged to be married (considered unrelated). Now, happily married and walking through life hand-in-hand, we are engaged in the process of living life to its fullest! And Cheryls unselfish acts keep going and going.... Through her continued active involvement in the transplant community at large and through her diligent participation in various on-line support groups, etc., she continues to offer guidance, encouragement, comfort, and hope to so many others! She is truly an Angel on Earth and will always be the center of my universe! Thanks Cheryl!!! I love you!!!!!


Jim Mulins
Donated: Liver
Donation Date: March 9, 2015
Donated To: Tim Mullins (Brother)
Recognized By: Peggy Mullins
Hall of Fame Story: Jim generously donated 65% of his liver to his brother, Tim in March 2015. Tim suffered from an auto immune disease that attacked his liver. Tim spent most of his day in bed, as he did not have the strength to go about his daily activities. Today, his liver is functioning beautifully and we owe this to his brother, Jim. We love you, Jim, for the gift of life.


Shana Roche
Donated: Liver
Donation Date: October 4, 2012
Donated To: Michael Cox (Father)
Recognized By: Michael Cox
Hall of Fame Story: An act of unconditional love from the strongest, most loving daughter a father could ever emagine. And I will never be able to tell her how much I love her for giving me the gift of life.


Christine Shedrick
Donated: Liver
Donation Date: May 4, 2006
Donated To: Tammy Shedrick Johnson (Sister-in-law)
Recognized By: Tammy Shedrick
Hall of Fame Story: Christine, Thank you so much for giving me the gift of life! You were already my hero being a US Army soldier and now you are my sister!! You have blessed me and my family with a new outlook on life. It was a blessing for God to have chosen YOU and to have selected our surgery date to be the National Day of Prayer. You are my life, my heart, my soul and I am forever grateful to you for your selfless act that you did for me. May God bless you and Rod and Andre in everything that you do or desire. I love you and you are forever my sister, a part of me!!


Handi Skorich
Donated: Liver
Donation Date: June 9, 2000
Donated To: Denise Walderich (Friend)
Recognized By: Denise Walderich
Hall of Fame Story: She gave me the gift of life at a time when I had almost no hope left. She gives a new meaning to the word, friend.Thank you, Handi, for all the wonderful memories I would have missed without your loving and generous heart. Your liver container,Denise.


Pauline Snyder
Donated: Liver
Donation Date: May 2, 2001
Donated To: Joann DeMichiel (Sister)
Recognized By: Gary Snyder
Hall of Fame Story: Pauline knew that time was running out for Joann. She had been sick for so long, in and out of the hospitals since 1994. The transplant was performed at Mt. Sinai in NYC. The transplant was a success, but in the following months Joann had many complications. On March 26, 2002, Pauline came home from work and found her sister had passed away suddenly. Pauline did all she could to give her sister a longer life, but it wasnt meant to be. She now has an angel watching over her always. The picture was taken the day before Joann died. The local paper had wanted to do an article for their upcoming anniversary of the LLD.


Leonard Spogis
Donated: Liver
Donation Date: September 23, 2009
Donated To: Michael Olson (Brother-in-law)
Recognized By: Linda Olson
Hall of Fame Story: Your unselfishness and generosity has made our lives together possible. We owe you the world. Our gratefulness and love to you always!


Chuck Swartout
Donated: Liver
Donation Date: August 5, 2003
Donated To: Maria Shade (Wife)
Recognized By: Maria Shade
Hall of Fame Story: Thank you for your gift of life :)Youre my best friend and Ill love you forever! Maria


Ted Whitehead
Donated: Liver
Donation Date: July 19, 2002
Donated To: Steven Whitehead (Brother)
Recognized By: Steven Whitehead
Hall of Fame Story: A man who gave me a second chance at life. I cannot explain in words what its like to not only be alive but to live life again. Thanks to you, bro! Ill always be grateful.


Jason York
Donated: Liver
Donation Date: January 17, 2004
Donated To: Saylor Kirkpatrick (Unrelated)
Recognized By: Andrea Kirkpatrick
Hall of Fame Story: As seen on the Oprah Winfrey show. Baby given second chance with donation from a friend from the fathers high school 12 years ago.