Shari S.

Liver Transplant

Months before my October 2005 wedding, a pain in my abdomen advanced so rapidly over a week, it caused me to collapse. My body had shut down; my family was told I’d need a liver transplant to survive. For six weeks, I was in a hospital bed on machines that performed the jobs my organs couldn’t, keeping me alive until an organ was matched. Thanks to the selfless decision of a family, miraculously, I was given a second chance. A rare genetic disease (affecting 1 in 30,000 people) called Wilson’s disease caused my liver failure. My husband and I married as planned and 6 years to the week of my transplant, we welcomed Alexis Nadia, named in honor of my donor. I am forever grateful to my donor, her family, and the transplant team at NYU Langone for taking amazing care of me and giving me two gifts of life!

Last updated on July 11th, 2022 at 04:10 pm

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