Category: Transplant Recipients

From flu symptoms to heart failure: A New York teen’s harrowing heart transplant tale

By David Robinson, Rockland/Westchester Journal News

The terrifying question seemingly stopped time as nurses and doctors tried to save 15-year-old Zachary Losee, whose heart had suddenly failed after coming down with flu-like symptoms.

It turned out to be just the beginning of a four-month medical odyssey from that harrowing moment at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester to Losee’s heart-transplant recovery at Blythedale Children’s Hospital in Valhalla.

Zach also described plans to become a cardiologist and get involved in organ donor advocacy, having been inspired by Lauren Shields, a Rockland County transplant recipient turned pre-med student.

“All her stories just impacted me…just like me she had viral myocarditis and had to relearn everything,” Zach said.

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Great News- LI TRIO friend and volunteer Beth Chapman received a kidney transplant from her sister and other are feeling great

By Mike Sosna- for Long Island TRIO
Published on November 24, 2017

Today I want to share that Beth Chapman had her kidney transplant at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston.

Beth received one of her sisters kidneys and is feeling great and things are going very well. Their physicians stated that both sisters are doing even better than expected right after surgery.

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