Meet Erika Marx, Living Kidney Donor

Erika Marx believes in the connectedness of all of us. It’s something she experienced first-hand when constant pain and exhaustion led her down a path to a diagnosis of a rare medical condition and the decision to give the gift of life to someone she’d never met, while healing herself. “I didn’t have a doctor guiding…

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Meet Doug, A Living Organ Donor from West Virginia

Doug is a pastor in the small town of Culloden, West Virginia. A year ago, a parishioner approached him, seeking advice: A friend was in need of a partial liver transplant and she had the right blood type to help. However, she had two small children and risked losing her job to take time off…

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Update: June 2020

Dear Friends, Earlier this year, when COVID19 became a known threat and quarantine was imposed, I felt the range of emotions that you too, probably felt.  I also became a keen observer of the actions and reactions of others.  It was dizzying to take it all in while seeking a personal stance, due to the wide range…

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Can we be like the daffodils?

Here at Transplant House of Cleveland in University Circle, the morning is, thankfully, strikingly different from yesterday; so different that it feels like we are in another world.  Yesterday was filled with darkness that gave way to gritty gray. We had soaking and cold rain, and winds surged at us at more than 50 mph,…

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Balm for a Healing Community

It is an everyday occurrence here at Transplant House of Cleveland- someone is on edge, unsure, fearful, confused, or displaying other emotions that comprise stress. Our guests would not be here if a loved one’s life were not at risk or in the balance, so their stress is comprehensible if we allow that, and it…

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A Second Dance at Life 2018

The Crystal Ballroom sparkled, the celebrities dazzled, and a $50,000 gift from Dworken & Bernstein Law Firm wowed the 240 people in attendance at the “encore performance” of A Second Dance at Life! 

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