Monthly Archives: April 2019

Why I Volunteer at Children’s Hospital

I have lived in Pittsburgh for 78 years. When I was eight years old, on a dare, I jumped off the roof of a storage shed in our neighborhood, and ended up in the emergency room at Children’s Hospital to have my head stitched up. My dad bought me a skyscraper ice cream cone at… Read more »

Meeting our Donor Family

Myka Joy Reeder is a thriving 4-year-old girl, thanks to the life-saving liver transplant that she received in January 2017 at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Myka was born with a rare genetic disease, Methylmalonic Acidemia, in which her body is unable to correctly metabolize certain amino acids found in protein.  Her new liver greatly… Read more »