Posts Categorized: Transplant

Breathing Easy

Breathing Easy It was in the final game of the 2010 Miracle League of the Lehigh Valley Baseball season last October when 9-year-old Luke Maeding, playing for the Pirates, achieved a milestone that would have been impossible a year earlier. He ran to first base. Less than two months before, Luke, who lives in Nazareth, Pa.,… Read more »

Oliver visits Children’s Hospital

Oliver Wilhelm, 7, of West Virginia, was born prematurely and developed a kink in his bowel that necessitated the surgical removal of more than a foot of bowel. Because of his short gut syndrome, he wasn’t able to eat very much at all as a child. Oliver was listed for a small bowel transplant, which… Read more »

Make Room for Kids

The transplant unit at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is getting a multimedia makeover thanks to Make Room for Kids, a social media-driven fundraising project, and local Microsoft employees. Working with the Mario Lemieux Foundation, the group partnered to raise money and multimedia donations to outfit the transplant unit with gaming equipment and laptops…. Read more »

Daniel Jaramillo’s Transplant Journey

What better way to recognize Donate Life Month in April than to share with you the story of 5-year-old Daniel Jaramillo of Oakton, Va. Dani, who was born with a disease that affected his kidneys and eventually his liver, received a liver transplant at Children’s Hospital in February 2010. However, he is still in kidney… Read more »